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Joseph Ireland

Rank: Private
Townland: Ballybranigan
Town/Village: Ballymahon
Civil Parish: Shrule
Catholic Parish: Shrule
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Residing at Ballybranigan, Ballymahon, Longford
Census 1911: Residing at Ballybranigan, Ballymahon, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion, 'B' Company
Regiment Number: 3019
Date of Death: 11-05-1915
Cause: Killed in action at the 2nd Battle of Ypres/Ieper
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium

Joseph was born at Ballybranigan, Ballymahon 17 January 1888. Prior to enlisting for the army in Athlone Co. Westmeath Joseph worked as a Labourer.

As part of the 1st Leinsters, Private Ireland fought in the Second Battle of Ypres. The regimental diary for the day of his death notes heavy fighting on the Menin Road, resulting in the deaths of a number of officers and "200 casualties among the rank-and-file".

Parents Names: Son of William and Elizabeth (née Gill) Ireland of Ballybrannigan, Ballymahon.
Notes: Private Ireland had a number of siblings, including a brother called William, and sisters Mary, Maggie, Lizzie and Katie.

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