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Peter O'Hara

Rank: Private
Street: Mail Coach Yard
Townland:
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country:
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Living at 1 Coach Yard
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Longford_No__1_Urban/Coach_Yard/1555657/
Census 1911: Living at 11 Coach Yard
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Longford/Longford_No__1_Urban/Mail_Coach_Yard/651435/
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 2945
Date of Death: 11-08-1916
Cause: Killed in action, Somme
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme, France
Information:

Peter O'Hara was born c.1886 in Longford*: one of a family of eight children.

Pte O'Hara enlisted in Longford, and served at the front in 1914, for which he was awarded the 1914 (Mons) Star, as well as the British War Medal and Victory Medal. He was killed in action during one of the engagements in the Battle of the Somme. 

Parents Names: Son of Thomas O'Hara (deceased) and Mary (née Cully) of Mail Coach Yard, Longford.
Notes: *According to the 1911 census, Peter was born in Co. Galway. Peter may have been a relation of Sgt Patrick Joseph O'Hara, who died in June 1915 (http://longfordatwar.ie/soldiers/372)
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; Link to will, National Archives

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