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Daniel Mulcahy

Rank: Rifleman
Street: Unity Street
Town/Village: Belfast, Co. Antrim
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Cleenrah, Aughnacliffe, Co. Longford; 7 Columbus Place, Belfast; Economy Place, Belfast,Co. Antrim;
Census 1901: Resident in Antrim.
Census 1911: Resident in Unity Street, Belfast
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Rifles, 7th Battalion
Regiment Number: 19908
Date of Death: 30-09-1917
Cause: Killed in action, Ervillers, France
Memorial: Cojeul British Cemetery, St. Martin-Sur-Cojeul, France

Daniel Howard Mulcahy was born in Cleenrath, Aughnacliffe on the 11 July, 1877. He moved to Belfast and worked as a confectioner. He married Mary Winnery, also a confectioner, on the 25 December 1897 and they went on to have six children, and resided with his wife's aunt, Maggie Godfrey.

Pte Mulcahy enlisted in Belfast and entered the war in December 1915. He was killed in action at Ervillers, south of Arras in France, not long after he and his battalion were transferred from Ypres. On the day of his death, the battalion were given notice they had won seventeen medals for bravery for fighting at Ypres; sadly Daniel was the only man from the battalion to die on what was otherwise a very quiet day. 

Parents Names: Son of Patrick Mulcahy and Sarah (née Grier), Cleenrah, Aughnacliffe, Co. Longford
Notes: The regimental diary for the 30 September also notes that a copy of the Gazette des Ardennes, a German propaganda magazine written in French, was dropped by enemy parachute the same day. The likely edition is linked below.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birth; link to Civil Record of marriage; Gazette des Ardennes, 1 October 1917

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