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Gerard Arthur O'Callaghan

Rank: Captain
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Alternative Address: 53, Iverna Court, Kensington, London West.
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Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment, 18th Battalion / 2nd Battalion
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Date of Death: 24-05-1915
Cause: Died due to gas poisoning
Memorial: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Bailleul, France

From South Dublin Libraries: "Captain Gerard Arthur O'Callaghan, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, who was killed by poisonous gas in France on the morning of May 25, entered the Service from Sandhurst, where he had been a Queen's Cadet in 1899. He served in the South African War, receiving the Queen's and King's Medals, with five clasps. He acted as Provost-Marshal to General (now Sir Horace) Smith-Dorrien, and also served with Dammant's Horse (“Rimington's Tigers”) during the latter part of that campaign. He was promoted Captain, and joined the Egyptian Army in 1907, and served in the Soudan with the rank of Bimbashi for seven years. The only son of Major-General Sir Desmond and the late Lady O'Callaghan, he was born at Shoeburyness in April, 1880, and in October, 1914, married Joan Mary, daughter of Mr. S.R. and Mrs. Grubb, of Castle Grace, Clogheen." After Captain O'Callaghan's death, Joan later re-married and became Mrs deSalles la Terriere of Kiltirnan Castle, Fethard, Co. Tipperary.

Parents Names: Son of Major-General Sir Desmond O'Callaghan, K.C.V.O., Col. Cmdt. R.A. and the late Lady Victoria Liselle O'Callaghan of 53, Iverna Court, Kensington, London West.
Notes: Captain O'Callaghan's father was Major-General Sir Desmond Dykes Tynte O'Callaghan (1843-1931), who held the titles of Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery and also served as President of the Ordnance Committee and the Ordnance Board.

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