The information about these men was taken from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records which I have supplemented where possible with information from other records.
Soldiers killed in action during World War 1: Britain and the Empire
Born in 1899 Shankill, Belfast to John Heenan, a carpenter, and Mary Jane Patton, of Suir Street, Belfast.
Rifleman with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. Army # 8966
He was presumed missing/killed in action in Belgium on 9 May 1915, aged 26.
His death is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium on Panel 9
Read his story here on the Heenan Footprints website
Charles Stuart Heenan
Charles Stuart Heenan was a Private in the 1st/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment
He died in France on 12 May 1917
He is buried at the Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension which includes the graves of 300 casualties from the 1st and 2nd world wars. His grave is located at plot IV. D. 10. It appears from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that he was first buried at Angres Churchyard, one of 26 soldiers from the United Kingdom, nine men of the Canadian Garrison Artillery and five German prisoners were buried in April-September 1917.
Read his full story and discover his family here on the Heenan Footprints site.
Born in 1881 at Goole, Yorks. Was living in Hull at time of death
Private in 12th Btn East Yorkshire. Army# 12/1406
Died in France on 13 Nov 1916
Roll of Honour: France: Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 2 C.
The story of Edward Heenan’s time as a soldier is documented on the Heenan Footprints website here.
Born at Ballykinlar, Co. Down, Ireland
Lance Corporal in Royal Munster Fusiliers
Died in France 21 Mar 1918
Grave: France: Saulcourt Churchyard Extension, Guyencourt-Saulcourt.
Grave C. 1/2
Read his story here on the Heenan Footprints website
Francis Joseph Heenan
Born 1893 at Attercliffe, Yorks
Private in 30th Ammunition Section, Army Ordnance Corps.
Died in France, 3 Nov 1918, aged 25
Grave: France: Etaples Military Cemetery Location LXXI. B. 13
Family: son of Dennis and Ellen Heenan, of Attercliffe, Sheffield.
His biography can be read on the Heenan Footsteps website via this link.
George (born Thomas George) Heenan was born in Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland, in 1896, to Richard and Mary J Heenan.
13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles in 1915, embarking for the French front in October that year.
He died on the Somme on 26 Jun 1916 at the age of 20.
He is buried in the Martinsart British Cemetery, France. Grave ref I. A. 1.
Read his full story and the history of the pub run by his family here on the Heenan Footprints website
Born: Barony, Glasgow, Lanark
Private, 2nd Btn Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Army # 9890
Died at Ypres, 11 Aug 1917
Roll of Honour: Belgium: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen,
Read more about Henry Heenan’s war on the Heenan Footsteps website via this link
Born in Glasgow
Private in 2nd Btn, The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Army #43122
Died in France 9 Apr 1917
Roll of honour: France: Arras Memorial Bay 1 and 2.
Read Hugh Heenan’s story here on the Heenan Footprints website
Born at Winlaton, Durham
Lance Corp with Border Regiment. Army number 18422
Died in France on 6 Aug 1916
Grave: France: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval. XII. A. 5
Read James Heenan’s story here on the Heenan Footprints website
A private with the 234th Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps. Service number 83723. He enlisted at Hexham and was initially with the Northumberland Fusiliers as service number 2294,
He was wounded and died in France on 30 April 1918, aged 22
Grave: Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Reference LXVII. A. 20
John Heenan was born in Newcastle-on-tyne, Northumberland, England. His parents were Michael and Margaret Heenan, who at the time of his death were living in Ryton-on-Tyne. He had a brother Michael and a sister Mary Alice. The Commonwealth Graves Commission record indicates he was a native of Crawcrook, Ryton-0n-Tyne.
His story is located here on the Heenan Footsteps website
John Joseph Heenan
Private with 2nd/5th Bn, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Transferred to (79551) 782nd Area Employment Company Labour Corps
Army Service #6868
Died 22 Feb, 1919. Buried at St Andre Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
His story can be found here on the Heenan Footprints website
Born in Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Lawrence Heenan served as a private in the 10th Battalion, Princess Louise’s (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). He died at Ypres on 15 Oct 1915 and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 42 and 44
Lawrence Heenan enlisted at Stirling on October 27, 1914. He gave his age as 28 years and 4 months and stated that he was born in Denny, Stirling. His occupation at the time was as a miner.
His service records show that he was disciplined for drunkeness in the billet in December 1914 and fined 7 days pay. On May 11, 1915 he was ordered on active service with the French expeditionary force.
He was one of eight children born to Lawrence and Margaret Heenan. Five of their sons served in World War 1.
Read the story of Lawrence Heenan via this link
Born in 1884 in Tipperary,Co. Tipperary
Private in 1st Btn Irish Guards. Army #12055.
Died in France 1 Dec 1917, aged 33
Roll of honour: France: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. panels 2 and 3
Family: Son of the late John and Mary Heenan, of Lissadona,
Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary
Martin Heenan’s story can be found here on the Heenan Footsteps website
Michael Cornelius Heenan
Captain in Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians);
attd. 2nd Bn.Wiltshire Regiment
Died at the Somme, France, 12 Jan 1916, Aged 33
Grave: France: Carnoy Military Cemetery U.6 Inscription “Alive Unto God”
Family: Son of Mark and Mary Gertrude Heenan. Husband of Lorna Stephanie Heenan, of Barrowfield, Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset.
His full story can be found on the Heenan Footsteps website here
Born: Shankhill, Co. Antrim
Corporal in 8th Btn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Died in France on 29 Apr 1916
Grave: France, Bethune Town Cemetery. III. H. 51
Read Patrick Heenan’s story here on the Heenan Footprints website
Able Seaman in Mercantile Marine
Died April 4, 1917 while serving on S.S. “Gower Coast” (Liverpool)
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, London
Read about my attempts to trace this man here on the Heenan Footprints website
Born in Belfast, Ireland in 1892, Thomas George Grandon Heenan was the son of William Patrick Heenan, a civil servant with the Board of Trade, and his wife Kathleen Mary (nee Grandon).
He died on the Somme on March 21, 1918 while serving as a lieutenant with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. According to army records he was 23 years old.
He is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in France, on panels 79 and 80.
His parents were living at 42 Derwent Road, Stoneycroft, Liverpool at the time of his death.
Read the full story of Thomas George Grandon Heenan here on the Heenan Footsteps website
Private with the Canterbury Regiment of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
Died 7 August 1915
Memorial: Turkey: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial. Ref 13
Family : Son of Thomas James and Mary Heenan, of Nevell St., Hokitika, New Zealand.
Thomas Heenan’s story can be read in full here on the Heenan Footsteps website
Born in 1892 in Kings County (now County Offaly) in Ireland, to Patrick and Sarah Heenan, Timothy Heenan was a Shoeing Smith Corporal with the South Irish Horse. His Army number was 73173
He died at sea 10 Oct 1918 as a result of a torpedo attack on RMS Leinster by a German submarine. More than 500 passengers were killed in the attack – the largest ever loss of life in the Irish Sea and the highest ever casualty rate on an Irish-owned ship.
He was aged 25 at the time. His body was never recovered.
He is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton, UK
Read Timothy Heenan’s story here on the Heenan Footsteps website
William Duncan Heenan
Born in 1897 to Denis James and Ellen Heenan who lived in Owatata, Nightcaps, Southland, New Zealand, William Duncan Heenan was a private with the 1st Battalion of the Otago Regiment, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
He died in Belgium, 21 January 1918, at the age of 20.
He is buried in Belgium in the Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, at plot number XX111. A.9
Read his full story here on the Heenan Footsteps website.