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Michael Glennon

Rank: Private
Street: Cranalagh More
Town/Village: Edgeworthstown
Civil Parish: Mostrim
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Likely entry at Cranalaghmore
Census 1911: Possible entry at Cranalaghmore
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment,
Regiment Number: Unknown
Date of Death: 18-03-1916
Cause: Natural causes, Crinkill Barracks, Birr Co. Offaly
Memorial: Unknown, likely Aghafin Cemetery

Michael likely was born Cranlymore on or around the 25 June 1886. He attended Monadarragh National School as a child.

In c.1915 Michael enlisted with the Leinster Regiment, and in early 1916 was stationed in Crinkill Barracks, outside of Birr, Co. Offaly (then King's County).  According to news articles found by the Ireland's Great War Dead database in January 1916, the following appeared in the Midland Reporter and Westmeath Nationalist, January, 1916,Boy’s Strange Discovery.Whilst some boys were hurling at Crinkle, Birr, they discovered in the Military Cemetery the body of Michael Glennon, a farmer’s son, aged about thirty years, said to be of Cranleymore, Edgeworthstown, County Longford. A pass form on the body showed that he had enlisted, and attested at Longford. There were no marks of violence. The body was conveyed home by motor by the friends of the deceased. (The same article appeared in the Freeman's Journal of 22 March 1916)

The death was marked in the Longford Leader of the 1 April 1916 which stated that Michael died of heart failure and his brothers were the owners of what was then known as the Cooleeny Saw Mills. No additional information, including a registration of the death is available. 

Parents Names: Son of William Glennon and Anne (née Carty), Cranalaghmore, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford

Link to likely Civil Record of Birth; Obituary, Longford Leader, 1 Apr 1916; 

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