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Connaught Rangers on Irish 1911 Census

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mhifle

Hi,

Here is a list of Connaught Rangers I have located on the 1911 Census

Regards Mark

Grace Thomas 44 Male Head of Family R Catholic Co Kildare Pensioner Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married Tyrone St. Upper (North Dock, Dublin)

Fanton Geoffrey 21 Male Cousin Church of Ireland Co Sligo 1st Lieutenant Connaught Rangers Read and write – Single 17 Burrow South (covers all of Burrow Townland in Howth Parish) (Howth, Dublin)

Butler Patrick 52 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic County Mayo Connaught Rangers Tailor Farmers Read write Irish English Married – 25, 11 North Street (Carrickfergus Urban, Antrim)

Campbell Patrick 28 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic King's Co Drummer 3rd Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married. 4 Bohermore part of (Galway North Urban, Galway)

Mc Gee Francis 75 Male Head of Family Catholic County Galway Army Pensioner Connaught Ranger Cannot read Irish and English Married. 10 Bohermore part of (Galway North Urban, Galway)

Quinn John 76 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Galway Army Pensioner Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married. 27 Bohermore part of (Galway North Urban, Galway)

Walsh Cormack 80 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Galway Pensioner 88 Connaught Ranges Cannot read Irish and English Married. 2 Tawnaghlaun (Moyres, Galway)

Smyth James William 35 Male Brother Church of Ireland Co Roscommon Storeman Pensioner Connaught Rangers Read and write English Single. 9 Ballybaan Beg, part of (Urban) (Galway East, Urban, Galway)

Lamb Nicholas 27 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Scotland Corporal Connaught Ranger Read and write – Married. 48 Bakermore (part of) (Galway East, Urban, Galway)

Mulvoy William 18 Male Grand Son Roman Catholic Co Galway Private 3rd Connaught Rangers Read and write – Single. 15 Henry Street (Galway West Urban, Galway)

Martin Thomas 28 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Westmeath Sergeant (Soldier) 2/ The Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married. Brownstown, Lower (Ballysax East, Kildare)

Brennan Edward 24 Male Head of Family R Catholic Wicklow Soldier Pte Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married. 70 Brownstown, Lower (Ballysax East, Kildare)

Moraghan James 60 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Kings County Army Pensioner Infantry Read and write - Married – 32

& Moraghan Charles John 18 Male Son Roman Catholic County Roscommon 4th Bn Connaught Rangers Read and write – Single. 9 Lowparks (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Kilkenny Mathew 86 Male Head of Family Catholic Co Roscommon Pensioner Connaught Rangers Read and write – Widower. 58 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Harrold Thomas 38 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Galway Sergeant Infantry Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married. 93 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Maxwell Patrick 17 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Roscommon Serving 4th Connaught Ranger Read and write English Single. 12 Quarry Lane (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Blacker Cecil 21 Male Visitor Church of England Yorkshire Lieutenant Connaught Rangers Read and write – Single. 12 Castlegrace (Tullaghorton, Tipperary)

Montray Anketell Gerald 28 Male Son Church of Ireland Co Tyrone, Ireland Lieut the Connaught Rangers Read and write English Married. 4 Favor Royal Demesne (Favor Royal, Tyrone)

Nestor James 37 Male Brother R Catholic Co Roscommon Army Pensioner Connaught Rangers Read and write English Single. 4 Percy Street (Athlone West Urban, Westmeath)

Cooney Charles W 22 Male Son Church of Ireland Co Dublin 2nd Lieut Connaught Rangers (Militia) Read and write English Single. 72 Frankfort Avenue (Rathmines & Rathgar West, Dublin)

Ingham John P M 29 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Dublin Captain 4 Bt Connaught Rangers Read and write – Single. 63 Grosvenor Road (Rathmines & Rathgar West, Dublin)

Baker James 43 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic County Cork Pensioner Sgt Major Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married. 11 Abbeygate St. Lower (Galway East, Urban, Galway)

Fitzgerald Joseph 41 Male Head of Family Roman Catholick Cork City Dock Labour, Pet Connaught Rangers Pensioner Read Right - Married – 16. 30 Broad Lane (Cork No. 7, Cork)

Keighron Robert Bernard 42 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Sligo Army Pensioner and Rangers Connaught Read and write English Married – 1. 10 Common (Morristownbiller, Kildare)

Boyde James 20 Male Son R C Co Leitrim Private 4th Connaught Rangers Read and write – Single. 1 Glebe (Boyle Rural, Roscommon)

Hudson John 36 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Donegal Quarter Master Sergeant Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married. 15 Main Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Gaugheran Nicholas 34 Male Lodger Roman Catholic Drogheda Sergeant 4th Batt Connaught Rangers Read and write Irish and English Married. 14 Church Street (Ballypheasan) (Roscommon Urban, Roscommon)

Gallagher John 33 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Westmeath Pensioner Connaught Rangers Labourer Unemployed Read and write - Married – 13. 2 Ankersbower (Part of Urban) (Athlone East Urban, Westmeath)

McKirby John 36 Male Son Roman Catholic Roscommon Labourer Army Pensioner Connaught Rangers- Read write - Single. 1 Canal and Banks (Athlone West Urban, Westmeath)

Murphy Martin 49 Male Boarder Roman Catholic At Sea Warrant Officer Army Pensioner Connaught Range Read and write – Single. 28 Cuffe St. (Mansion House, Dublin)

Parslow Thomas 41 Male Son in Law Roman Catholic Dublin City Army Pensioner Connaught Rangers Read and write English Married. 33 Collegeroad (Galway East, Urban, Galway)

Quinn Walter William 26 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Tipperary Acting Schoolmaster Sgt The Connaught Rangers (Infantry) Read and write – Married. 12 Townparks (Galway West Urban, Galway)

Duffy Hugh 51 Male Head of Family Church of Ireland Co Monaghan Army Pensioner Late of Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married. 46 Rockcorry Town (Dawsongrove, Monaghan)

McMahon Bernard 38 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic County Dublin Soldier Color Sergeant 4th The Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married. 92 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

MacSwiney John Charles 34 Male Head of Family R C Italy Captain The Connaught Rangers Active List Read and write – Married. 5 Sligo Road (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

McDonagh Thomas 29 Male Boarder Roman Catholic Co Westmeath General Labourer and Army Pensioner Connaught Rangers Read and write – Single. 7 Ball Alley Lane (Athlone West Urban, Westmeath)

Beare John 49 Male Head of Family Church of Ireland Dublin City Lientenant Colorel Late 5th Batt The Connaught Rangers Retired Read and write - Married – 7. 14 Conyngham Road (Arran Quay, Dublin)

Jourdain Henry Francis Newdigate 39 Male Head of Family Church of England England Captain in The Army The Connaught Rangers (Active List) Can Read and write - Married – 2

12 Palmyra Crescent (Galway West Urban, Galway)

Kelly Richard 32 Male Head of Family R C Athlone Westmeath L/Cpl 2nd Bn the Connaught Rangers Can read and write – Married. 19 Brownstown, Lower (Ballysax East, Kildare)

Smyth James William 63 Male Head of Family Church of Ireland Co Mayo Retired Sergeant from the Army Pensioner 5th Connaught Golf Groundsman Read and write English Married – 39. 38 Boggantin (Athlone West Urban, Westmeath)

Robertson John Frederic 48 Male Head of Family Church of England India Retired Captain Late 1st Bat Connaught Rangers, J P Con Co Westmeath Read and write – Married. 13 Lynn (Belvidere, Westmeath)

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mhifle

Hi,

Some more Connaught Rangers.

Regards Mark

ONeill John Thorpe 26 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Mayo Corporal the Conn Read and write Irish and English Married 9 William Street (Galway East, Urban, Galway)

Orielly Patrick 22 Male Son Roman Catholic Cork City Soldier Conn Rangers Read and write English Single 185 Old Youghal Road (Cork No. 3 Urban, Cork)

Norrison Edward 34 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Cork City Private Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 319 Curragh Military Camp (Kildare, Kildare)

Breen Peter 34 Male Head of Family R Catholic Co Armagh Private 4th Conn Rgs Read and write - Married 8 Termon part of (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Heaney John 40 Male Head of Family Church of England Longford Soldier Col Sergt Btn Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 29 Eaton Lane (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Magee Patrick 23 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Leitrim Private 4th Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 69 Eaton Lane (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Tullett Arthur 21 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic London Private 4th Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 9 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Byrne Frank 36 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Roscommon Private 4th Conn Ranger Read and write - Married 20 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

McCormick Frank 15 Male Son Catholic Boyle Co Roscommon Serving 4th Conn Rgs Read and write - Single 70 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Delaney William 16 Male Son Roman Catholic Co Roscommon Seneing 4th Conn Rgs Read and write - Single 90 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

McKay Hugh 30 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Roscommon Private 4th Conn Rgs Read and write - Married 91 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Maughan Patrick 26 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Roscommon Private 4th Conn Rgs Read and write - Married 94.2 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Doherty Joseph 16 Male Son R C Co Roscommon Private 4th Conn Rgs Cannot read - Single 102 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Croke Thomas J 49 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Kilkenny Pensioner Clerk 31 Conn Rangers Read and write - Not Married 2 Nuns' Island (Galway West Urban, Galway)

Hastings Dominick 33 Male Head of Family Catholic Co Mayo Lance Sergt and Conn Rgrs Read and write - Married 125 Curragh Military Camp (Kildare, Kildare)

Cain Thomas 35 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic England Soldier and Pte Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 127 Curragh Military Camp (Kildare, Kildare)

King Patrick 24 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Limerick Drummer 4th Bttn Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 45 Eaton Lane (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Duncan Robert 34 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic England Ex Sergt 4th Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 60 The Green or Church Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Homer Richard 34 Male Son in Law Roman Catholic England Soldier Sgt Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 4 James's Street (Tipperary West Urban, Tipperary)

Smith John Wynne 42 Male Head of Family Protestant Church of Ireland Co Meath Late Capt 5th Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 9 Raheengraney (Ballingate, Wicklow)

Treacy Robert John 48 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Co Mayo Colour Sergeant Conn Rangers Army Pensioner Read and write - Married 6 Garryduff (New Town) (Castlebar Urban, Mayo)

Byrne Richard E 38 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Dublin Soldier Color Sergeant the Conn Rangers Read and write - Married 3 Main Street (Boyle Urban, Roscommon)

Lewin Arthur Corrie 36 Male Head of Family Protestant Church of Ireland Edinburgh Major 3rd Btn Conn Rangers D S O R and write - Married 1 Cloghans Beg (Kilcommon, Mayo)

McGrath Peter 34 Male Head of Family R C Longford Rural Postman Pensioner (Corporal) 2nd Conn Rangers Army Read and write - Married 1 Island (Kilcommock, Longford

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mhifle

Connaught Rangers listed in Prison

Regards Mark

Roche Michael J 21 Male - R C Co Dublin Military Officer Lieutenant 3 Connaught Ranger R and w – Single. :Larceny & false pretences Jan 1911, Sentence 4 months Mountjoy Prison (Inn's Quay, Dublin)

'In Dublin Lieutenant Michael J Roche 3rd Battalion, The Connaught Rangers was charged with obtaining £10 by false pretences from George R Olden at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, with obtaining £10 from the manager or the Gresham Hotel, Dublin, by worthless cheques; and with stealing from a bedroom in Shelbourne Hotel a box containing jewellery, the property of Major Garden, of Atberston, Warwickshire. Detective Levitt, Liverpool, proved arresting the accused, who was staying in the Royal George Hotel, Liverpool, under an assumed name.' A visiting card found in his possession was inscribed "Prince Michel d'Este Montolhan". Accused was sent for trial. A solicitor appeared for Lieutenant Walter W. Roche 2nd Battalion of the Connaught Rangers, and said he wished to make it clear that officer had absolutely no connection with the accused. 25 Jan 1912'

S T 36 Male - Church of Ireland Co Roscommon Colour Sergt 2nd Connaught Rangers Read and write – Married :Forgery Feb 1911, untried Mountjoy Prison (Inn's Quay, Dublin)

R J 21 Male - R Catholic Co Westmeath Soldier 2nd Btn Rangers Read and write – Single :Absent from his Regiment, April 1911, untried, High Street (Tullamore Urban, King's Co.

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mhifle

Identified so far.

Regards Mark

3010 Quarter Master Sergeant John Hudson aged 36

2824 Colour Sergeant Instructor of Musketry John Heaney aged 40

3922 Colour Sergeant Bernard McMahon aged 38 4th Battalion

3939 Colour Sergeant Richard Byrne aged 38

1/5451 Sergeant Nicholas Gaugheran aged 34 4th Battalion Permanent Staff

10011 Drummer Patrick King aged 24 4th Battalion

6187 Private Frank Byrne aged 36 4th Battalion

7501 Private Patrick Maughan aged 26 4th Battalion

8914 Private (Drummer) Arthur Tullett aged 21 4th Battalion

4766 Private Peter Breen aged 34 4th Battalion

4390 Private Joseph Doherty aged 16 4th Battalion

Private Hugh McKay aged 30 4th Battalion

Private Patrick Magee aged 23 4th Battalion

Private James Boyde aged 20 4th Battalion

Private William Delaney aged 16 4th Battalion

Private Frank McCormick aged 15 4th Battalion

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hi everyone. I wonder if anyone could help me please. I am trying to get information on my wifes grandad. his name listed on his sons birth certificate is Private Thomas Gaffney of the Connaught Rangers, dated 1912. His wifes name was Mary Ann Gaffney formely (Gavain or gavin ) i can't make the writing out. The address given is Curragh Camp. One of his sons was a Vincent gaffney born in Newbridge, Kildare in 1912. I do not know what brigade. It would be really nice to find where Thomas, Mary and the family came from. Any help you could give me, i would be very graitful.

Many thanks stars

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archangel9

Welcome to the forum stars.

Only one match in the Medal Index Cards -

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=1

Description

Medal card of Gaffney, Thomas

Corps Regiment No Rank

Connaught Rangers 6661 Private

Entitled to British War and Victory Medal so entered theatre of war after 1915.

John

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archangel9

The 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers was stationed at the Curragh, Co. Kildare from September 1910 until late autumn of 1913. This could mean Thomas was 2nd Battalion at the time of the birth cert. The 2nd went to France at the beginning of the Great War arriving in France 14/08/1914 but it appears from the MIC as if Thomas wasn't with them then.

John

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Thank you all for your welcome. It is very kind of you john to take the trouble to help. As you can emagine i have a bigining and i have an ending, i am tring to fill in the middle. I have Thomas listed on the 1939-1940 electoral roll. Vincent Gaffney was my wifes father, and i am trying to track him from birth 1912 in Newbridge, Kildare to 1940. The only place i can find him is on that 1939-1940 electoral roll. Once again thank you very much for your help.

Stars

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mhifle

Hi,

I think I have found some parts of his service records.

Regards Mark

1097 Private Thomas Gaffney enlisted in the Derbyshire Regiment at Derby 14 Aug 1899

THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS (DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT)

Born Templemicheal Longford. Aged 18 years 6 months

Occupation Baker, Serving in 6th Rifle Brigade Militia (had served 117 days)

Posted from Depot to 2nd Battalion 14 Feb 1902

Posted 1st Battalion ?date

Forfeited Good Conduct Badge ?date

Restored Good Conduct Badge with 1st Battalion 5 Aug 1903

Extended service to complete 8 years with Colours at Peking 1 April 1904 (regimental number 6321)

Transferred from Singapore to 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers at Ahmednager India as 8778 Private Thomas Gaffney 13 Nov 1905

Married Mary Anne Gavan at Templemicheal Longford 17 July 1906 (Married by Fr Dolan, Witnessed Margaret Dobson & Peter Harvey)

Extended service to complete 12 years with Colours at Poona India (2 Good Conduct Badges)1 March 1907

Re engaged to complete 21 years service at Curragh Camp 1 Dec 1910

Classified as a 'Marksman' in Musketry at Curragh Camp, 'H' Company 2nd Battalion Connaugt Rangers 14 Sept 1912

Posted to Connaught Rangers Depot Galway 16 Sept 1912

Posted to 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers 7 Aug 1914

Transferred 2nd Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers 24 Oct 1916 (regimental number 1957)

Transferred 3rd Reserve Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers 22 June 1918

Forfeits 4 days pay & deprived of 5 days pay for absence 26 July 1918

Transferred ? Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers Aug 1918

'B2' for six months 1 Nov 1918

Transferred Reserve Depot, Royal Defence Corps, Prees Heath, 21 Nov 1918 regimental number 95707 (Signed by Chas F Brown Lt Assit Adjt 35th Northumberland Fusiliers T R)

Posted to 310 Protection Company Royal Defence Corps at Bettisfield Park 7 Jan 1919

Proceeded to disharge centre at Litherland 20 Jan 1919

Discharged no longer physically fit for war service at London 22 Jan 1919

Address on Discharge:

2 Johnsons Cottages Rathmines Dublin

SERVICE:

Home 14.8.99 to 24.2.00

Malta 25.2.00 to 29.5.02

Home 30.5.02 to 5.9.02

China 6.9.02 to 6.12.04

? Settlement 7.12.04 to 23.11.05

East Indies 24.11.05 to 27.3.08

Home 28.3.08 to 22.1.19

CHILDREN:

Thomas Joseph 20.03.09 Tipperary

Catherine Anne 2.3.10 Curragh

Patrick William Charles 2.4.11 Curragh

Vincent Aloysins Paul 22.4.12 Curragh

John Francis 20.5.13 Galway

NOK:

Mary Gaffney, Little Water St, Longford, Ireland

Brother: Joseph Gaffney (older) 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers

There is also Northumberland Fusiliers stamped on his records.

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archangel9

Nice work Mark!

John

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Many many thanks. It is amazing how you can come up with such detail. I am searching trying to get a copy of Thomas & Mary wedding certificate, or some kind of census which will show the family on it, apart from 1939-1940 electoral roll where they are at Johnston's cottages. I am really grateful for your help.

all the best stars

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mhifle

Hi,

I think this might be his older brother,

Joseph Gaffney

4872 Private Joseph Gaffney aged 18 enlisted into Connaught Rangers 3 Aug 1894

Born Temple Michael, Longford. Occupation Baker

Serving in 6th Battalion Rifle Brigade

Posted from Depot Galway to 1st Battalion 8 Sept 1894

Posted to 2nd Battalion 28 Sept 1895

Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 22 Nov 1895

Granted 1st Good Conduct Badge 3 Aug 1896

Appointed paid Lance Corporal 26 Jan 1897

Reverted to Private, misconduct 23 June 1898

Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 20 Feb 1899

Reverts to Private 7 July 1900

Granted 2nd Good Conduct Badge 3 Aug 1900

Permitted to extend his service to 12 years 2 Dec 1901

Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 8 Feb 1902

Appointed paid Lance Corporal 17 March 1903

Granted Service Pay Class I @ 7d 1 April 1904

Promoted Corporal 24 Sept 1905

Permitted to re engage to complete 21 years 1 Aug 1906

Appointed unpaid Lance Sergeant 5 Oct 1906

Appointed paid Lance Sergeant 26 Jan 1907

Posted to 3rd Battalion 30 Sept 1908

Promoted Sergeant 7 July 1909

Posted to 2nd Battalion 15 March 1910

Posted to 3rd Battalion for tour of duty 1 Feb 1912

Discharged at own request after 18 years service. 4 Aug 1913

3rd Class Certificate Education 30.3.99

2nd Class Certificate Education 10.3.03

Professional Exam for Corporal 10.10.96

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal 1 Jan 1913

SERVICE

Home 3.8.94 to 27.9.95

Egypt 28.9.95 to 25.1.97

India 26.1.97 to 27.3.08

Home 28.3.08 to 4.8.13

NOK:

Father William Gaffney Longford

Mother Kate Gaffney Great Water St Longford

Brother Denis Gaffney Great Water St Longford

Brother Patrick Gaffney Great Water St Longford

Sister Margaret Gaffney Chicago USA

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thanks again mark. if i can tie all this in i will be well pleased, as thanks to you i have the next generation as in joseph's dad and mom. One other thing i am trying to find out is what was, or still is( johnston's cottages,) as thomas lived there after the army in 1919, and i wonderd if this was anything to do with army or was it a private rented place. Once again thank you for taking the trouble to help.

take care stars

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Hi,

I came across another mention of the Johnston's Cottages

Regards Mark

Cavan Weekly News

Published in Cavan, county Cavan

June 21, 1878

EXTRAORDINARY OCCURRENCE. – A few evenings ago, about half-past seven o’clock, a little girl named Theresa EUSTACE, aged 10 years, who lives with her parents at Johnston’s Cottages, Rathmines, went into MAGEE’s provision establishment on the Rathmines road to make a purchase. It is stated by one of the shopmen that she appeared about to throw something over the counter, upon which was a large butcher’s knife, with a blade about eight inches long, and a sharp point. The shopman seeing the girl as before stated, pushed the knife suddenly towards her, and it struck her in the right side. The child ran out of the shop crying, and in a moment blood was seen pouring down her legs. She was removed to the Meath Hospital in a cob (sp?), the sound still bleeding profusely. It was found at the hospital that the knife had penetrated about an inch and a half just above the hip, inflicting a most dangerous wound, and it is feared injuring the liver. The shopman has been taken into custody.

http://www.irelandoldnews.com/Cavan/1878/JUN.html

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thanks again mark. I have a problem, perhaps you may be able to give me your opinion. One of Thomas's children was marked down with the name Vincent Aloysins Paul with the date of birth 22.4.12 the date is correct with the death certificate i have, and a copy of his birth certificate. But the name is just Vincent Gaffney without the Aloysins and paul on them. I am 99% sure everything checks out apart from the middle names.Could the middle name Aloysins be a confirmation name. I wonder if you had any thoughts on why that could be.

Take care Stars

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Hi,

Here are the names. I am not sure about confirmation names.

Regards Mark

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Thanks Mark

This realy helps me. I know that vincent second name was paul. My wife tells me her dad used to tell her his name was Aloysius, but she used to just laugh. But if you look close the name says Vincent Aloysins, if you turn the n upside down there it is Aloysius, and i checked and it is used as a confirmation name. I feel like i am getting somewhere now thanks to you.

Take care Stars

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Hi,

Here is Joseph Gaffney on the 1911 Census at the Curragh with the 2nd Battalion and on the Rolls for the Good Conduct and Long Service Medal

Regards Mark

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Thank you once again Mark, you just can't believe how much this is helping me. I am hoping to take my wife on a bit of a trip to see some of the places her dad and grandad once were at. My wifes g grandad on her moms side was also in the army. I hope you don't think i am being a nuisance Mark but you seem to have a gift for turning up the information. If it is not to much trouble and you get a chance is it possible to check for a Michael O'donnell born 1882 his wifes name is Mary Maiden name Murphy. I think i turned up a army record showing a reg no 6456 born in Rathkeale, Limerick. They had a daughter name Mary O'donnell. I know they died in Birmingham, England. Michael died in 1957 and Mary O'donnell ( Murphy) died in 1977. Don't put yourself to any trouble Mark. Only if you get a chance.

All the best Stars

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Hi,

This looks like him

Regards Mark

6456 Private Michael O’Donnell Royal Munster Fusiliers

Rathkeale , Limerick

Aged 18, Labourer

Enlisted at Tralee into the Royal Munster Fusiliers 23 Feb 1900

Posted from Depot to 1st Battalion 8 June 1900

Granted 1st Good Conduct Pay 28 Nov 1902

Permitted to complete 8 years service with colours 1 April 1904

Granted 2nd Good Conduct Badge 23 Feb 1905

Professional Exam for Rank of Corporal 23 Aug 1905

3rd Class Certificate of Education 2 Sept 1905

Posted to Depot 20 Dec 1907

Transferred to Army Reserve 28 Feb 1908

Sec ‘A’ transferred 15 April 1908

Sec ‘B’ transferred 23 Feb 1909

Re engaged as Lance Corporal 23 Feb 1912

Mobilized at Tralee 5 Aug 1914

Posted to 2nd Battalion 6 Aug 1914

Regarded for official purposes as having died on service 27 Aug 1914 (Cancelled 1 Jan 1919)

Repatriated as POW from Germany to England

Posted to Depot 28 Nov 1918

Posted to 3rd Battalion 4 Feb 1919

Transferred to Class ‘Z’ Reserve 18 March 1919

SERVICE:

Home 23.2.00 to 7.6.00

South Africa 8.6.00 to 22.9.02

East Indies 23.9.02 to 19.12.07

Home 20.12.07 to 21.02.08

Army Reserve 22.2.08 to 4.8.14

Home 5.8.14 to 12.8.14

BEF 13.8.14 to 27.11.18

Home 28.11.18 to 18.3.19

NOK:

Father John at Rathkeale

Mother Allison

Brother John

Sister Annie

Wife Mary (Murphy) married 25 Feb 1911

Very faded but there could be a child called Mary?

Queens South African Medal

Kings South African Medal

1914 Star

Victory Medal

British War Medal

There was an enquiry made on his Medal Card dated 17 Dec 1962

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Your a star Mark. I think your right thats him alright. And i know he did have a daughter named Mary, who i know married a John Bernard Martin who i am tring to find out about him as this would be my wifes grandad. Where could i look at this document, i have looked on the irish 1911 census, but could not find it. I am realy grateful mark for all the help you have given

ll the best Stars ( Eric )

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Mark

Can you help me at all with Ignatius Barnacle 10022 2nd Connaught Rangers

I cannot find him in 1911 Census in Ireland or England or Overseas Military.

He is certainly the son of the family in Dublin shown on the link, but not at home on the census day.

I have tried using just "Barnacle" as there are not many around and just "Ignatius" as not many of those either.

I feel that the balance of probability was that he was in Connaught Rangers at that date. Any ideas where I should look in censuses.

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Mark

Can you help me at all with Ignatius Barnacle 10022 2nd Connaught Rangers

I cannot find him in 1911 Census in Ireland or England or Overseas Military.

He is certainly the son of the family in Dublin shown on the link, but not at home on the census day.

I have tried using just "Barnacle" as there are not many around and just "Ignatius" as not many of those either.

I feel that the balance of probability was that he was in Connaught Rangers at that date. Any ideas where I should look in censuses.

Hi Mark i have found this so far

Ignatius Barnacle

Regiment or Corps: 2nd Connaught Rangers, 2nd Connaught Rangers

Regimental Number: 10022, 7143295

I will see if i can find anything else for you. all the best eric

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archangel9

The 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers were stationed at the Curragh, Co. Kildare from September 1910 until late autumn of 1913.

This is the 2nd Bn. on the 1911 census in Beresford Barracks -

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/page...ry_Camp/567989/

Unfortunately initials only. Good luck finding him.

John

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