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James Greeley (Grealy)

Rank: Private
Street: 468 West 47th Street
Town/Village: New York City, New York,
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Clonkeel/Cloonkeel, Killashee, Co. Longford; Brooklyn, New York
Census 1901: Living in Cloonkeel, Killashee
Census 1911: Living in Cloonkeel, Killashee
Regiment/Unit: 10th Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Engineers Training/467th Engineers Ponton Training
Regiment Number: 2607566
Date of Death: 15-10-1918
Cause: Broncho-pneumonia, in the field
Memorial: Suresnes American Cemetery, Paris

James was born on 17 September 1893 in Cloonkeel/Clonkeel, Killashee, Co. Longford.

He later emigrated to the U.S.A. and enlisted in July 1918. He served overseas from 29 September to his death from pneumonia on 15 October.

James was the brother of John Greeley, 195 Harrison Street, Brooklyn, New York City. Another brother, Michael J. Greeley, also died in the Great War.

Parents Names: Patrick Grealy and Ellen Stewart, Cloonkeel, Killashee.
Notes: In the Abstracts of WWI Service for New York, James gives his birthplace as Liverpool, England. Other family members were born there. James and Michael are commemorated on a window in St Patrick's Church, Killashee, which was erected by their father.
Links: - link to James's birth record. - grave information ; link to Find A Grave entry; mention of death in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 4th December 1918; Notice of Death, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 4th Dec 1918; 

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