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Great work museumtom. I see you have one listed for Newchurch-in-Rossendale. St Nicholas.  Can you let me know the name as there are several in the cemetery.  Thanks. Ian

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Here you go Tulloch old bean....

Fairfoul, Edward. Cork). Rank- Ship’s Corporal 1st Class. Regiment/Service: Royal Navy. Unit: H.M.S.  Pembroke. Ser No:175031. Date of death: 06/08/1920. Age: 44. Born: Queenstown, County Cork. Next of kin, etc: Son of Mrs. Alice Fairfoul; husband of Harriett Fairfoul, of 127, Edgeside Lane, Edgeside Estate, Waterfoot, Manchester. Cemetery: Newchurch-in-Rossendale (St. Nicholas) Churchyard, U.K.

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Thank you Pat.

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Good morning Tom,

Fantastic research and very useful.

I was in Brussels Town Cemetry yesterday visiting the grave of J Sheehy  7939 Connaught Rangers.

I see from your Cemetry list that there are 2 Irish burried there. Can you let me know who the other Irish Man is .

 

Regards Gerry

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Here you go Gerry.

Boyle    ,     Thomas Edward    .     (Cork).     Rank-     Private    .     Regiment/Service:      Canadian Infantry    .     Unit:      16th Battalion    .     Ser No:      700073    .     Date of death:     21/12/1916    .     Age:      21    .     Born:      Cork    .     Enlisted:      Winnipeg    .     Residence:      309 Redwood Avenue, Winnipeg.    .     Death:          .     Next of kin, etc:      Only son of Thomas H and Beatrice (Bessie) Boyle, of 309 Redwood Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Skibbereen Eagle. 24/03/1917. Died in a German prison Camp. We take the following cutting from the “Winnipeg Free Press”:  “With crushing and bleeding heart a Winnipeg mother lies prostrated to-day, blindly groping for a moment’s respite from her anguish. On Thursday a casualty message came from the War Office stating that her son, Private Thomas E Boyle, had died in a German prison camp from the effects of wounds. No word had been received at the home of Mr and Mrs T H Boyle, 809 Redwood Avenue, from their son since September last, and the War Office had him listed as “missing,” when, to the unutterable joy of his mother a letter came from him on Christmas Day, written in a German Prison Camp, saying that he was “fine.” While the father and mother were rejoicing over their boy “come back from the dead” so to speak, he had already answered the last call. He died three days before this letter reached his home, although official notice was not received in the City till this week. The pluck of this boy who was a prisoner wounded, and dying was game enough to write home and say that he was “fine” is surely “of the stuff that heroes are made of,” and stands out as a living challenge to the people at home who hold back with wrangling and quibbles while such heroes die. The mother who bred such a son will surely be given strength to bear her sorrow.” Private Boyle’s father is a native of the Bandon district, where a number of his relatives still reside.    

Grave/Memorial:      X 10 9    .     Cemetery:     Brussels Town Cemetery, Belgium.

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 Excellent and many thanks Tom,

I had a huntch he may have been attached to a Canadian regiment.

I must return again later this week 

 

Regards

Gerry

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Gerry, Further to Tom's excellent post and encylopediac knowledge you'll be happy to know that our Canadian friends provide a magnificent service in respect of their wartime attestation papers. 

I'm attempting to post via my mobile so it's likely you'll end up with a dead link but try clicking on the following: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B0985-S025 

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