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Rowland Lernan / Lernihan

Rank: Private
Street: Weeton Road
Town/Village: Wesham, Kirkham, Medlar-with-Wesham, Lancashire
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: England
Alternative Address: Dublin Street, Longford; Newtownforbes, Co. Longford; Clonawhite, Co. Clare
Census 1901: Resident in Cloonwhite South, Co. Clare
Census 1911: 1911 England & Wales Census: resident Weeton Road, Wesham, Kirkham, Lancashire.
Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 5467
Date of Death: 27-08-1918
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, Pas-de-Calais, France

Rowland/ Roland* was born Rowland Thomas Learnan** (sometimes written Lernihan) on Dublin Street, Longford on the 13 May 1887, when his father, William, was stationed in the county with the R.I.C. By 1894 the family had moved to Co. Galway and Offaly by 1896: they had settled in William's home county of Clare.

In 1911 he was living with his sister Maud and her husband Richard Anderton in Lancashire, where he was working on the railways.

He enlisted in Liverpool and went to the Front in France in February 1915. 

Parents Names: Son of William Lernan and Julia (née Anderton), of Cloonwhite South, Co. Clare.
Notes: *Some records have transcribed his name as Ronald. **Recorded as Lernihan in some CWGC records

Link to CWGC entry; link to Find A Grave entry; link to Soldier's Will; link to Civil Record of Birth

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