Rea, Daniel (No. 10135)

Rea, Daniel

Corporal

No. 10135, 10th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment

Killed in action on Saturday 21 August 1915 (aged 28)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey (Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328)

Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour

BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Rea was born on 21 November 1886 in Greenwell Street, Newtownards and he was a son of James and Margaret Rea (nee Savage) who were married on 13 April 1875 in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church.

James Rea was a fisherman, grocer and commercial traveller and he and Margaret (nee Savage) had at least nine children including:

James Savage (born 15 August 1875 in Gregstown; baptised in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church)

Mary (born around 1880/1881; aged 23 she married Hugh Lynas (aged 22), a barman, on 23 November 1904 in St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Church, Ballymacarrett, Belfast)

William John (born 9 January 1882 in Greenwell Street, Newtownards; baptised in Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church)

Agnes (born around 1883/1884)

Daniel (born 21 November 1886 in Greenwell Street, Newtownards; baptised in Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church)

Francis (Francie, born 3 April 1889 in Greenwell Street, Newtownards)

In 1901 and 1911 the Rea family were living in Welland Street, Belfast.

In 1901 Daniel was working as a servant for the Ireland family in Knocknagoney, Belfast.

Daniel Rea enlisted in Southampton and served with the 10th Battalion Hampshire Regiment.  Between March 1915 and November 1916 this Battalion served in 29th Brigade of the 10th (Irish) Division and he was 28 when he was killed in action on 21 August 1915 at Gallipoli.

Corporal Daniel Rea (No. 10135) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.

Corporal Daniel Rea (No. 10135) lived at 48 Welland Street, Belfast and he is also commemorated in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 547).