|Street:||[Mail] Coach Yard|
|Alternative Address:||Cloonrallagh, Longford;|
Resident at Coach Yard, Longford
(probable) Resident at Clonrollagh
|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Irish Rifles, 5th Battalion|
|Date of Death:||14-11-1918|
|Cause:||Drowning at Ballykenny, Newtownforbes.|
|Memorial:||Ballymacormack Cemetery, Longford|
Francis (Frank) was born 9 January 1891 in Longford. Prior to the war Frank was working as a general servant.
He enlisted for war service in Longford and was with the 5th Royal Irish Rifles. He was awarded the Silver War Badge, and so was possibly in Co. Longford as a result of illness or injury, and appears to have been discharged by the time of his death.
Frank died by drowning, presumably in the River Camlin, near Newtownforbes in November*1918, although the circumstances of his death are unclear.
|Parents Names:||Son of John Stritch and Mary Anne (née Boyton) of Coach Yard, Longford.|
|Notes:||*The Commonwealth War Graves Commission lists the date of death as the 14 December - as the death was not registered until February 1919, this is likely an error in reportage.|