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Henry D. Wilson

Rank: Private (Corporal)
Street:
Townland: Kilcommock
Town/Village: Kenagh
Civil Parish: Kilcommock
Catholic Parish:
Country:
Alternative Address: His family lived in Lissaniskey, Ballymahon, Co. Longford in 1911. Medal roll index card has an address for his mother(?) at 17 Seapoint Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Census 1901: Yes
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Kilcommock/Main_Street/1548234/
Census 1911: Yes
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Trinity_Ward/Kildare_Street/88478/
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 7th Battalion [previously 5th Battalion]
Regiment Number: 3458
Date of Death: 27-06-1916
Cause: Prisoner of war, Germany
Memorial: Loos Memorial, Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas-de-Calais, France
Information:

Harry Wilson was born in Kilcommock, Co. Longford in 1890. He taught in the Church of Ireland National School, Ballymahon from 31 July 1911 and was its principal before he enlisted. He joined-up in Athlone Barracks in 1915, and the Longford Leader describes him as being a "bomb-thrower". His sister Isabella succeeded him in the principalship.

Parents Names: Son of Robert and Clara Jane Wilson (née Dunphy).
Notes: His father, Robert, was a schoolmaster from Co. Donegal. His mother, Clara, a workmistress (later schoolmistress) was from London; her mother, Clara Dunphy, was born in Windsor, Berkshire. Harry enlisted around the same time as Bernard Garraghan, who is also mentioned in the Longford Leader article linked below.
Links:

Longford Leader, 22nd July, mention of him being missing; Link to his Red Cross POW file

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