Lieutenant I. W. Usher

Regiment: Royal Irish Regiment
Date published: 28/07/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 04/07/1916
Cemetery: Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France
Plot: III. L. 6.
Information: Lieutenant I.W. Usher, Royal Irish Regiment, was killed whilst leading his platoon in a very dashing attack against a very strong German position, which was afterwards captured, and though wounded he refused to leave his men. Lieut. Usher was in his 20th year, and was a son of Dr. Isaac W. Usher, J.P., Dundrum. He was educated at St. Stephen's Green School and Trinity College, where he was a member of the O.T.C. He was nominated for the R.M.C., Sandhurst, in December, 1914, and was gazetted to the Royal Irish Regiment in June, 1915, obtaining his promotion in the following November, when he left for the front.