August 1878, at Lady Lane, Waterford, county Waterford, Ireland The Lancet 31 August 1878 p315 BIRTHS.
MACKESY. - On the 20th inst., at Lady-lane, Waterford, the
wife of George Ivie Mackesy, M.B., of a son.
Occupation: Army Officer. Joseph served in
the Royal Irish Regiment and the Royal Munster Fusiliers, reaching the rank
of captain and honorary major.
Joseph was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, the
Royal Irish Regiment on 2 August 1902 (London Gazette 1 August 1902 p4971) and
promoted to Lieutenant on 14 February 1903 (London Gazette 20 February 1903 p1134). He
was promoted to Captain on 22 July 1905 (London Gazette 4 August 1905 p5378), then
transferred to the 5th Battalion, the Royal Munster Fusiliers on 23 October
1908 (London Gazette 6 November 1908 p8030).
Joseph was seconded for employment as a Recruiting Officer on 5 October 1915
(London Gazette 1 October 1915 p9742). One
distinction Joseph achieved as a recruiting officer was signing the
attestation of thirteen year old John Condon who claimed to be eighteen, and
so, aged fourteen, became the youngest Allied soldier to be killed in World
War I (Waterford
People website). Joseph was invalided out of the Army on 5 March 1918,
due to ill-health and granted rank as honorary Major (Great
Notes: The county families of the United Kingdom p236
(Edward Walford, 1919) MACKESY, Major Joseph Poulter Thomas, of
Aughmacart, Queen's Co. Eldest son of George Ivie Mackesy, Esq., M.B.,
J.P.,of Aughmacart, and of Dunkitt, and Glenmore, co. Kilkenny, who d.
1917, by Hester Maria, eldest dau. of the late Samuel Strangman, Esq., of
Summerland, Waterford; b. 1878; m. 1903 Sarah Neville, who d. 1918, dau.
of William Neville Ussher, Esq., of Tramore, co. Waterford, and has, with
other issue, a son, George Ivie, b. 1909. Major Mackesy is an Hon. Major
ret., late Capt. 5th Batt. R. Munster Fusiliers.
— Residence: 22, Lady Lane, Waterford.
Death: 1957, in Rathdown district, county Dublin or county
Wicklow, Ireland, aged 78
Census & Addresses: 1911:
Priests Road, Drumcannon, county Waterford
1919: 22 Lady Lane, Waterford, county Waterford (The county families of the United Kingdom p236)
Buried: Redford (The Grove) cemetery,
Rathdown Road, Greystones, county Wicklow, Ireland.
Violet's gravestone reads:
In Loving Remembrance
Violet Winifred (Winnie) Beare
Dearest Wife of Cecil W.
who died 6th December, 1970, aged 63 years.
and her dearly loved husband
who died 12th December, 2001, aged 97 years.