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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Carlisle, John Craig

Lieutenant John Craig Carlisle
was born on 16th January 1895.  He was the son of Samuel Carlisle and Maggie Carlisle.  In 1901 the family are living in house 3, Derryvalley, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan. 
On 10th October 1910 he joined Northern Bank at Head Office.  He was of Presbyterian faith.  Transfers followed to Dromore (1911), Donegall Square (1911), Grafton Street (1913) and Head Office (1915).  

Northern Banking Company, Donegall Square

In 1911, Carlisle was boarding in house 43, Church Street, Dromore, Co. Down.  He is described as a Bank Clerk. 
On 20th November 1915 he volunteered and enlisted into the Royal Irish Rifles, then the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps (OTC).  Carlisle later saw service with the Machine-Gun Corps and was promoted to Lieutenant.

Carlisle was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Following demobilisation, Carlisle resigned from the bank and became an accountant with the Air Ministry (1919).

1 comment:

  1. On 5 October 1918, he married Anna Ferguson in Dublin. They both survived the sinking of the RMS Leinster on 10 October. Source: "Torpedoed! The RMS Leinster Disaster" by Philip Lecane. For further information please contact the author through the website


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