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Joseph Stritch

Rank: Lance Sergeant
Town/Village: Belfast, Co. Antrim
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Noud's Yard, Longford;
Census 1901: Noud's Yard, Longford
Census 1911: Serving in India with the 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 8610
Date of Death: 05-03-1917
Cause: Died of Wounds, 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, London
Memorial: Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Joseph was born 25 July 1888 in Dwyer's Yard, Longford. He worked in Guinness trade store (employee No 13165) in Belfast from 1913 to August 1914.

Stritch had a long military career, having served in with the 2nd Royal Irish Fusiliers, India before working with Guinness. At the outbreak of the Great War, Joseph returned to Longford to reenlist for war service. 

L-Sgt Stritch died of wounds in hospital in Camberwell, London. 

Parents Names: Son of Richard Stritch and Catherine a.k.a. Kate (née Kelly) of Naud's Yard, Longford.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birthIrish Independent note of death; calendar of Wills; Guinness Roll of Honour

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