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John Joseph Tierney

Rank: Private
Townland: Rooska
Town/Village: Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Civil Parish: Rathcline
Catholic Parish: Rathcline
Alternative Address: Lanesborough; Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford (1901)
Census 1901: Resident at Abbeyshrule
Census 1911: Resident at Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Regiment/Unit: Royal Munster Fusiliers, 8th Battalion
Regiment Number: 8/5718
Date of Death: 03-11-1916
Cause: Died from wounds, at Netley, Hampshire.
Memorial: Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire, U.K.

John Joseph was born May 1895 in Lanesborough and was one of 6 children by John and Ellen Tierney. John Sr. was an R.I.C. constable, originally from Co. Clare, and Ellen was from Coroneary, Co. Leitrim. 

By 1901, they lived in Abbeyshrule where his father was stationed as a sergeant. On the retirement of John Sr, the family moved to Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.

John Joseph enlisted in Co. Clare. He was injured in action, but died of his wounds shortly after. *

John's brother, Michael, served with the 165th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Division, but was sadly killed in action during the Aisne-Marne Offensive in July 1918. 

Parents Names: Son of John Tierney and Ellen (née Dobson), Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.
Notes: *It is claimed that the stress of John's death caused the passing of his mother in 1917. See Michael's entry for more details.

Link to CWGC entry; Link to Civil Record of birth; Co Clare Great War dead; Co Clare Library, North Clare soldiers

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