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John Egan

Rank: Private
Street: Labourers Cottages
Town/Village: Kenagh
Civil Parish: Kilcommock
Catholic Parish: Kilcommock
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 3rd Battalion
Regiment Number: 5672 (Chelsea No 176707)
Date of Death: 20-02-1918
Cause: Natural causes, Mullingar
Memorial: Unknown, likely St. Loman's Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

John was born c. September 1883. 

He enlisted with the Leinster Regiment at Tullamore in Sept 1916. It appears that he had not served overseas. 

John was admitted to the Richmond Asylum in October 1917 was discharged at the end of November due to medical reasons to what was then the District Asylum (now St. Loman's Hospital, Mullingar), and was ill for three months before his death, from degenerative neurological disease. 

Parents Names: Son of Mrs Jane Egan, Labourers Cottage, Keenagh, County Longford.
Notes: Included on the IrelandsGreatWarDead online database which notes: "Notes: Died after discharge. Discharged at Cork on 30/11/1917-no longer physically fit for war service-general paralysis of the insane. A single man. Put forward to the 'In From The Cold Project' on 09/05/2019 and accepted. On 06/07/2021 he was rejected as there was not sufficient proof that his death had a connection to his service."

Link to Civil Registration of Death (please ensure address ends in .pdf); Discharge documents, ( paid subscription site)

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