No. 11/2255, ‘D’ Company, 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Died of wounds on Thursday 26 October 1916 (aged 38)
Calais Southern Cemetery, France (Plot F Row 1 Grave 9)
Lisburn War Memorial
Lisburn’s Dead 1914 – 1919 (Friends’ School Lisburn WW1 Research Project)
In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that John Waring was born in Blaris. He lived in Linenhall Street, Lisburn. He enlisted in Lisburn and served with the 11th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 108th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster) Division.
In October 1915 Rifleman John Waring left Bordon Camp in Hampshire and went to France. One year later, on 26 October 1916, he died of wounds in the Millicent Sutherland Hospital at Calais.
Rifleman John Waring had made his will on 16 August 1916 and in it he left all his property and effects to his sister, Mary Waring, who was living in Dublin at that time.
In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that Rifleman John Waring’s sister Mary lived in Copeland, Donaghadee.
Rifleman John Waring was buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, France and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:
LATE OF LISBURN CO. ANTRIM
Rifleman John Waring is commemorated on Lisburn War Memorial and in Lisburn’s Dead 1914 – 1919 (Friends’ School Lisburn WW1 Research Project).