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Gordon Vaugh

Rank: Private
Street: Jamaica
Townland: Long Island
Town/Village: New York City, New York
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Corboy, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford; 2180 Broadway, NYC
Census 1901: At school in Enniskillen
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Fermanagh/Enniskillen_Rural/Breandrum/1364111/
Census 1911: Resident at Bradway, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York State, U.S.A. in the 1910 Census
Regiment/Unit: 5th Field Artillery, 1st Division, U.S. Army/ [Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 4th Battalion]
Regiment Number: / [216]
Date of Death: 26-12-1917
Cause: Pleurisy, France
Memorial: Meuse-Argonne American Military Cemetery, France
Information:

Gordon was born in in Corboy on 9 March 1885, the son of Wilton Vaugh who was the Under Sheriff for Co. Leitrim.  

Pte Vaugh spent a short time in the British Army in 1904, but emigrated to the US in December of that year. He became a naturalised US citizen in 1906. 

Vaugh later joined the U.S. forces. He was deployed to France at the end of July 1917, one of the earliest US troops to go into the field after their declaration of war against Germany, but had passed away in December 1917.

Gordon's brother, Francis (Frank), also enlisted in the British Army, serving in the South Irish Horse.

Parents Names: Son of Wilton Vaugh and Susan (née Taylor), Dromahair, Co. Leitrim
Notes: Gordon had the birth date of 3 October 1885 ascribed in his US Army attestation.
Links:

Link to Civil Record of birth; Biography of Gordon on vaugh.co.uk

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