Wharry, James (No. 563)

Wharry, James


No. 563 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

Killed in action on 22 November 1917 (aged 26)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France (Panel 10)


In his Army Pension Records it is noted that Rifleman James Wharry’s widow, Mary Wharry, lived at 7a Railwayview Street, Bangor.

James Wharry was born on 20 November 1891 in Killyglen, Carncastle, Co Antrim and he was a son of John and Jane Wharry (nee McFall, sometimes McFaul) who were married on 23 July 1886 in First Larne Presbyterian Church.  John Wharry, a labourer from Killyglen was a son of Patrick Wharry, a farmer.  Jane McFaul from Ballyhempton was a daughter of Daniel McFaul, a labourer.

The Wharry family lived in Killyglen, Carncastle, Co Antrim.  John Wharry worked as a labourer and then as a farmer and he and Jane had eleven children:

Daniel (born 30 June 1887 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

Patrick (born 10 November 1888 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

James (born 20 November 1891 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

Rose (born 1 March 1894 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

Samuel (born 18 July 1896 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

Martha (born 30 September 1898 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

Annie (born 24 February 1901 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

John (born 10 March 1903 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

Agnes (born 23 April 1905 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

Lizzie (born 18 July 1907 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

Mary (born 20 September 1910 in Killyglen, Carncastle)

After leaving school, James Wharry worked as a tailor before he joined the Army.

James Wharry and Mary Sherry were married on 20 November 1916 in First Larne Presbyterian Church.  James Wharry, a soldier living at 21 St John’s Place, Larne was a son of John Wharry, a labourer.  Mary Sherry from 1 Railway Street, Bangor was a daughter of John Sherry, a labourer.

During the Great War Rifleman James Wharry (No. 563) served with the 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles and he was 26 when he was killed in action on 22 November 1917.

Rifleman James Wharry (No. 563) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial in France.