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Cornelius W. McVenea

Rank: Sergeant
Street: 23 Little Water Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Little Water Street
Census 1911: Resident at Little Water Street
Regiment/Unit: Machine Gun Corps, 17th Company (Infantry) [previously Leinster Regiment]
Regiment Number: 20586 [2821]
Date of Death: 12-11-1918
Cause: Influenza and heart failure, Longford
Memorial: Ballymacormick Cemetery, Longford

Cornelius was born c.1880.  He followed his father's trade of shoemaker before enlisting in the army.

McVenea had been discharged in June 1917, but died influenza and heart failure in Longford, on the day after the war ended. His gravestone gives his date of death as 11 Novemeber, while his death certificate says 12th. The occupation given on the certificate is postman, which means that he had been discharged from the army prior to his death.

Parents Names: Son of James McVenea and Bridget (née Layden) of 23 Little Water Street, Longford

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of death

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