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Bernard Gibney

Rank: Private
Street: Barrack Street
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address: Listowel, Co. Kerry; Carlow, Co. Carlow.
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 24640
Date of Death: 09-04-1917
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Arras Memorial, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France

Bernard was born c.1888 and his birth place is given as Listowel, Co. Kerry*. He married Kate Gavan, the daughter of Brian, a tin-smith, on the 25 September 1909 in Carlow** They had two daughters, Margaret (Maggie) and Mary and a son, Patrick, although only the girls are noted on the Register of Soldier's effects. At the time of Bernard's death, Kate was living in Barrack Street, Granard; Bernard had worked as a chimney sweep there in 1913 at the time of the birth of his daughter Maggie. 

Pte Gibney reenlisted for war service in Armagh in August 1916.

Parents Names: Son of Thomas Gibney, Listowel, Co. Kerry.
Notes: *There are no civil registrations for birth matching that name in Co. Kerry for the relevant period. **Kate was remarried on the 14 May 1919 to Edward Power in Kilkenny, who was a tin smith. It should be noted that the Gibney family appear to have been quite poor for many years, and spent much time in workhouses around the country, particularly in Co. Meath.

Link to CWGC entry; Link to Civil Registration of marriage

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