Edward Finnion (Finnan)
Resident at Churchland, Cartrongeeragh - name listed as Fannin.
Resident at Churchland, Cartrongeeragh - name listed as Finnen.
|Regiment/Unit:||Leinster Regiment, 3rd Battalion|
|Date of Death:||10-10-1918|
|Cause:||Died at sea, (drowning), torpedoing of the R.M.S. Leinster|
|Memorial:||Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, U.K|
Edward was born Edward Joseph Fennon in Churchland Longford on the 12 December 1897, and was the eldest of at least seven children*. He was named after his paternal grandfather, with whom the family were living in 1901**.
Edward enlisted for war service in Mullingar, but died when R.M.S. Leinster*** was torpedoed in the Irish Sea; he appears to have enlisted only a short time before, as the Register of Soldier's Effects notes that he was a recruit; in addition, his name is recorded as Finnon. Edward's body was sadly never recovere/identified, and he is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton.
|Parents Names:||Son of James Fennon and Mary (née Farrell) of Churchland, Longford.|
|Notes:||*Five of Edward's siblings are listed on the 1911 Census. Another sister, Patricia, was born in 1912. **Two of Edward's cousins, Edward and Kate Carberry who were born in Scotland, were also living with them in 1901. ***R.M.S. stood for Royal Mail Service; it was a mail ship.|