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Pte J Cassidy 1ST Bn Connaught Ramgers


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Looking help in trying to find out when the soldier was born in Armagh,

8168 Pte James Cassidy 1st Bn Connaught Rangers date of death 10/2/1918

UK Soldiers state born in Armagh no date of birth that is the problem Again? also no next of Kin.

Many thanks



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Ancestry gives four possible births between 1880 and 1900:

Q3/1883 Armagh

Q4/1883 Armagh

Q4/1885 Newry

Q1/1897 Armagh

The 1911 Irish census gives three possibilites:

James, age 26, son of Peter and Mary, living at Camlough

James, age 26, son of James and catherine, living at Derrynoose

James,age 19, son of Joseph and Mary, living at Tanderagee Urban


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(Wife) Mrs Jane Cassidy, 21, Ferguson St, Glasgow, Scotland. Died at 19 CCS Mesopotamia from disease

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James Cassidy is recorded as living at 21 Ferguson Street, Cowcaddens Glasgow in the 1911 Census aged 32. His birthplace is confirmed as Armagh but no specific location within the county. His wife's name is Jane aged 34 (born County Derry) and there are two children, Kate (2) and Nellie (1). Further back, they were married on 28 July 1908 at St. Aloysius Church, Milton, Glasgow. Both recorded as living at 21 Ferguson Street and aged 30. His occupation was electricity labourer and his parents were Hugh Cassidy and Catherine Cassidy m.s. Shields (deceased). As his ages on both documents are tying up, he would appear to have been born @1878-1880.

James Cassidy is recorded on the Glasgow Roll of Honour and residing at 21 Ferguson Street. At the moment, I cannot easily trace him on the Census due to the large number of James Cassidy's residing in Scotland at the 1901 Census (assuming he had left Ireland prior to that time).


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Sorry Armagh I should have said my source is Irish Soldiers Wills.



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