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Owen Cahill

Rank: Private
Townland: Tenelick
Town/Village: Tashinny
Civil Parish: Taghshinny
Catholic Parish: Carrickedmond
Alternative Address: Colehill, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath (Longford)
Census 1901: Resident at Tennalick
Census 1911: Resident at Tennalick
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 6th Battalion
Regiment Number: 5244
Date of Death: 10-04-1918
Cause: Wounds, 32nd Field Ambulance, Palestine
Memorial: Ramleh War Cemetery, Ramleh, Israel

Owen was born c.1889 in Co. Longford, the son of a blacksmith.

Pte Cahill enlisted in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. He died of wounds on 10 April 1918 aged 28/31 years* whilst serving in the Palestine Campaign. In his will written in February 1917, (link below), he named his mother Catherine as his next-of-kin.


Parents Names: Son of Michael and Catherine Cahill of Tenelick, Colehill, Co. Longford.
Notes: *The 1901 census gives an estimated birth year of c.1887, whilst the 1911 census suggests he was born c.1891. No Civil Registration of Birth exactly matching Owen's details has been found, but there is a potential match with a John Cahill, son of Michael and Kate Cahill, from 1891.

link to CWGC entrylink to will; possible Civil Record of Birth (as John Cahill); Leinster Regiment

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