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I need your help again lads and lassies.

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voltaire60

yes- at the same place as Mark. Just slower!!

Are we looking for a William Desmond O'Reilly then?????   1914 Star manas Desmond

 

William Desmond

 in the UK, WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923

 
Name: William Desmond
[William O'Reilly] 
Rank: Gnr.
Record Type: Card
Death Date: 26 Jul 1916
Service Number: 29104
Corps, Regiment or Unit: R.G:A.
Title: Pension Record Cards
Description: Other Ranks Died Desmond A-De Vulder A
Reference Number: 13/D/4349
Next of Kin:
Name Relation to Soldier
William Desmond  
Minnie O'Reilly Mother
John O'Reilly Brother ('in Law')
 
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Mark1959

One of the WFA cards for 29104 indicates his father was John born 1870. So still a little confusion, This card gives the name O'Reilly. Same address as on the first card. 

Denis drowned on HMS Racoon 9/1/18 also shows as father John same address. Of course may be same mistake. Denis born 1898

The father ref in newspaper refers to what is Mizen Head in modern parlance. So the PoB of William in the notice was probably somewhere near. Schull is just along the coast.The Denis referred to on the card was born at Bandon, Cork that appears to be inland. So still some confirmatory research to be done to clarify matters

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museumtom

Truth be told lads, I would nearly have put money that you would not nail it, but nail it you all did, and so fast!! I had Desmond but no clue he had an O'Reilly connection.

I very much appreciate all your help, thank you all most sincerely again.

 Kindest regards.

 Tom.

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Mark1959

Getting confused with Desmond/O'Reilly/ Reilly - Few potential families with mutiple children with similar names. Favouring a Reilly family but much work to do. If correct William was mature when he died. Denis on the WFA card as drowned is probably a nephew. William's brother John's son. One for the morrow...

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museumtom

Thanks Mark, I am not sure Denis is a brother, as his parents are listed as Son of  John and Mary O'Reilly, of 4 Wolfe Tone Place, Mary’s Road, Cork. 

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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museumtom

Lloyd’s Signal Station, Browhead.

http://www.mizenhead.net/marconi.html

I popped them off an email and await the reply. Fingers crossed.

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Mark1959

Whilst I believe we have the correct man I do not think we have enough info to categorically say that census record is William and that is his family. See if Mizen Head come back with anything. No set of records found to date can like a particular family to 29104.

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museumtom

Update, Mizen Head says-

Unfortunately we don’t hold any records. I think your best bet is the Lloyds archive in London, the National Archives or the War Museum. 

Good luck with your search.
All the best
Sue
Sue Hill
Www.mizenhead.ie

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museumtom

This has totally beaten me, and I would be surprised beyond belief if you can find him. Looks easy does it not?

If you can find this man you are a marvel.

 Thank you for trying just the same.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

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Mark1959

Tom is that 22/3/1915 and where was he killed - unclear?

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museumtom

22/03/1918 killed at St Emille Mark.

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museumtom

I had a look in STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON for lads who died on 22/03/1918,and the following are from the Munsters on that day, the Munsters being the most popular for the Munster Area.

CARFORD    BERNARD BRIGHT
COONEY    MICHAEL
COPELAND    
DARCY    DANIEL
GOOCH    NOEL FRANK
HANLON    
McCARTHY    PATRICK
McMAHON    
O'REILLY    
O'SULLIVAN    
SHAW    
SHEPHERD    RICHARD
 

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Mark1959

Agreed. St Emilie that was re-taken by the Germans on 22/3/18. It is between St Quentin and Cambrai. Assume this is where he was. 

The only Cyril Herbert birth is registered in Cork in 1898. Serving under an alias seems likely. Cork newspaper?

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Looks a strong possibility  Mark.

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museumtom

Looks good to me Mark, well done in deed, and thank you kindly. You could have held on a bit longer though. I've been at this all day!!

Kind regards.

 Tom.

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Mark1959

Medal card shows died 22-3/3/18. Previously a Sgt in Beds 33488. Commissioned in Leinsters 25/9/17

Just seen the 1911 census record shows he was born Cork. You beat me there Tom! 

Think we have our man.

 

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George Rayner

Well done chaps-I've been enjoying gardening before the storm arrives so missed out on this adventure!

 

George

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museumtom

Well don Mark, what a team. It was a tricky one Dai, but Mark was on it. Sorry George we missed you but it could not wait, it had to be done y'know. 

A wonderful journey, that was, to be sure.

Thanks again lads!

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Mark1959

The 2nd Leinsters WD does not mention the death of a Lt Herbert but indicates that a Lt Taylor was wounded on 22/3/18.

CJ Herbert is noted in 7th Leinsters WD as joining them on 20/12/17. The 7th were in St Emilie in Feb 1918 before it was disbanded. 

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museumtom

Good stuff, thank you Mark. All little diamonds of info.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

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museumtom

These I hope are the last of the difficult one to find. Most are naval pensioners, and unless stated otherwise they are all registered in Queesntown. Can you help me to find them please?

 

 

Thanks again in advance for any help you can give.

 Kind regards.

 Tom.

 

First lot.

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Mark1959

Sliney appears to be 156150. Though the image does not show an address. Give Dod as 10/7/19

WFA card gives address in Kinsale. 

https://www.fold3.com/image/645800411?xid=1022

Another widows card says DoD 10/6/20. Widow Margaret. Cause of Death: Paralysis

https://www.fold3.com/image/669504228

More later. Sorry have to go out

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