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William Henry Pakenham

Rank: Lance Corporal
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address: Probable: Lisryan, Co. Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Possible residence at Lisryan, Coolamber, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 7765
Date of Death: 26-02-1915
Cause: Died of wounds, Military Hospital, Colchester
Memorial: Colchester Cemetery, Essex

William was born 4 June 1885 near Granard, Co. Longford. He married Caroline Bryant in 1914 at Culmore, Londonderry. 

He enlisted in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath in March 1903. He is included in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

...served eight years in India; went to France 13 Aug 1914, and died in the Military Hospital, Colchester, 26 Feb 1915, from a shrapnel wound in the right shoulder received in action near Ypres, 29 Oct 1914. He m[arried] at Holy Trinity Church, Culmore, Co. Londonderry, 20 Jan 1914, Caroline (Burgage, Blessington, Co. Wicklow), dau. of Michael Bryant of Tallamore [sic], King's County, and had a daughter Violet Charlotte, b. 5 Oct 1914.


Parents Names: Son of the late Henry and Maria Pakenham
Notes: He is likely the William Pakenham who was a boarder with the Dawson family of Lisryan in 1911. He was then an army pensioner.

Link to CWGC entry; Civil Record of marriage;

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