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Michael Cahill

Rank: Private
Townland: Ballynacarrow
Town/Village: Emper
Civil Parish: Rathconrath, Co. Westmeath
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Tenelough, Carrickboy, Co. Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 10552
Date of Death: 05-04-1916
Cause: Killed in action, near Messines
Memorial: Ration Farm ( La Plus Douve ) Annexe, Belgium.

Michael was born c.1886* in Rathowen, Co. Westmeath, one of 11 children by Michael and Anne** Casey

Pte Cahill enlisted in Mullingar Barracks. On the 5 April 1915. In April 1916, he was serving with the 2nd Leinsters in the trenches at Messines, near Wulverghem when the "B" and "D" Companies where heavily shelled resulting in great damage and casualties. 

Parents Names: Son of Michael and Anne Cahill, of Ballynacarrow, Enper, Co. Westmeath.
Notes: *The CWGC headstone record suggests a birth year of c.1893 for him. **Michael's mother Anne (Nannie) later remarried and became Anne Farrell, and she lived in Tenelough, Carrickboy.

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