Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War
This flickr set commemorates the thirty-two Jesuit chaplains associated with Irish Province who served in the First World War. They served on the battlefields of France, Belgium, Egypt and Mesopotamia. Four Jesuits were killed: Frs. John Gwynn (12 October 1915), William Doyle (17 August 1917), Michael Bergin (12 October 1917) and John FitzGibbon (18 September 1918). Two Jesuits died from illness: Frs. Austin Hartigan (16 July 1916) and Edward Sydes (15 November 1918).

As well, eleven Irish-born Jesuit chaplains of the English Province served in World War One. Fr. Timothy Carey (Limerick) and Fr. Walter Montagu (Cromore, Portstewart, Co. Derry) became members of the English Province and both died on active service. Fr. William Keary (Woodford, Galway) initially joined the Irish Province but transferred to the English Province. An Irish Jesuit, Michael Col[e]man, who previously served as chaplain in the Boer War, was appointed chaplain from Australia to Egypt, voyage only: embarked 21/09/1915 - terminated 30/12/1915.

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Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War
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