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Edward Grimes

Rank: Private
Street: Granard Street
Town/Village: Edgeworthstown
Civil Parish: Mostrim
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Residing at house 60, Edgeworthstown
Census 1911: Residing at Granard Street, Edgeworthstown
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion, 'D' Company
Regiment Number: 3611
Date of Death: 09-04-1915
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium

Edward was born 17 February 1897 in Edgeworthstown and enlisted in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

At the time of his death Pte. Grimes was fighting at Ypres. The battalion relieved the 90th Regiment French Infantry and remained at the front line untill they were relieved 9 April. They had suffered six deaths along with fifthteen wounded. It was durning this action that Pte. Grimes died at the age of 18.

Parents Names: Son of Francis and Mary (née Noonan) Grimes, of Granard Street, Edgeworthstown.

Link to CWGC; Link to Civil birth record; Longford Leader, 1 May 1915, Edgeworthstown Notes;



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