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Joseph Patrick Kane (Keane)

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Cullyvore, Edgeworthstown
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: The King's (Liverpool Regiment), 17th Battalion
Regiment Number: 51958
Date of Death: 12-10-1916
Cause: Killed in action, Battle of the Somme, France
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France

Joseph was born c.1892 possibly in Cullyvore, Edgeworthstwon. Prior to the war, he resided in Barrow-in-Furness and enlisted in Liverpool.

Pte Kane was killed in action in one of the engagements of the Battle of the Somme. The Longford Leader on the 4 November provided an obituary:

Death of Private Patk Keane [sic], late of Cullyvore

We regret to record the death of Pte. Patk. Keane, late of Cullyvore who was killed in action in France on October 12th last. Private Keane was not yet 25 years old and was in the King's Liverpool Regiment. He was one of the nicest and best liked young men in the whole parish and universal regrets is [sic] felt at his death so soon after going on active service. He was home on furlough only last spring and he looked fine and handsome in his kilt(?) and Scottish uniform. We deeply sympathise with his sorrowing father and mother and family in their great affliction.

Joseph also left behind a widow named Florence. 

Parents Names: Son of Patrick and Mary Anne Keane, Cullyvore, Edgeworthstown.

Link to the CWGC entryLongford Leader, obituary;

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