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Michael Hayden

Rank: Private
Street: Chapel Lane
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Chapel Lane
Census 1911: Resident at Chapel Lane, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 5th Battalion & 4th Battalion
Regiment Number: 5292
Date of Death: 07-12-1915
Cause: Killed in action, Salonika
Memorial: Doiran Memorial, Doriani, Macedonia, Greece

Michael was born on or around the 10 May 1897 in Longford. He is one of a large family, and appears to be the youngest of a set of four brothers. At least two of them, John Joseph and Thomas also served in WW1. 

Michael enlisted in Ballinasloe with the Connaught Rangers. Both he and his brother Thomas enlisted in Ballinasloe, served with the same unit and were killed in action on the same day - 7 December 1915 - at Salonika. Michael was aged just 18 and Thomas aged 21 years.


Parents Names: Son of John Hayden and Mary (née Tilson), Chapel Lane.
Notes: Had a number of brothers and sisters including: Patrick, Mary, John Joe and Elizabeth.

Link to CWGC entry; List of Casualties, Irish Independent, 22 Jan 1916; 

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