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Michael Greally (Grealy)

Rank: Sergeant
Townland: Clonkeel
Town/Village: Killashee
Civil Parish: Killashee
Catholic Parish: Killashee
Alternative Address: 339 East 57th Street, New York City
Census 1901: Living in Cloonkeel, Killashee
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Company 'G', 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
Regiment Number: 1709093
Date of Death: 08-10-1918
Cause: Killed in action, Meuse-Argonne, France.
Memorial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France

Michael was born in Liverpool in 1888, son of Patrick Grealy and his wife Ellen Stewart, of Clonkeel, Killashee. The family returned to Clonkeel. Later, Michael and other family members, including his brother James, emigrated to the U.S.A.  Michael enlisted in the U.S. Army in New York, and achieved the rank of Corporal before being promoted to Sergeant. He travelled to the front on the Cretic from New York on the 6 April 1918; he was killed on 8 October 1918 during the second phase of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. His cousin William Casey (of the same address) was officially notified of his death.

Michael's brother, James Greeley also served in the U.S. Army in WW1 but died a week later while serving in France.

Parents Names: Patrick Grealy and Ellen Stewart, Clonkeel, Killashee.
Notes: Michael and James are commemorated on a window in St Patrick's Church, Killashee, erected by their father Patrick.
Links: - link to grave information; Casualty List, Omaha Daily Bee, November 1918; 

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