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John Byrne

Rank: Sergeant
Street: Little Water Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Possibly Clonbalt, Longford.
Census 1901: Possibly residing at Cloonbalt, Caldragh, Longford.
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 2813
Date of Death: 14-03-1915
Cause: Killed in action, Armentieres, France
Memorial: Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery, Houplines, France

John was born in Co. Longford c. 1888, and he enlisted in Longford.

Sergeant Byrne was mentioned in the Longford Leader, 05 June 1915. It reads as follows; 

'Longford has lost another fine fellow in the war, Sergeant John Byrne, a native of Little Water Street, being reported as having been killed so far back as March 14th. There were two brothers of the Byrne family at the front, one of whom was killed and the other lost his leg. The deceased brother was a well-known member of the local football team, to whose success on the field he often materially contributed.'

Parents Names: Son of the late Mary Byrne.
Notes: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry (link below) lists John Byrne's father as being Charles Conduland. However, there is currently no other documentary evidence available for this and may have been an error on the record.

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