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Michael Moran

Rank: Private
Street: 27 (37) St Michael's Road
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Chapel Lane, Longford / Green Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon/ Forth Lane, Boyle, Co. Roscommon/ 14 Orchard Street, Overtown, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 2nd Battalion / [Leinster Regiment, 3rd Battalion - Special Reserve]
Regiment Number: 10735 / [3430]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Information: Michael was born in Longford, c.27 March 1895; he had a number of siblings including Bernard, Patrick and a younger sister called Lizzie. Pte Moran enlisted with the Connaught Rangers in October 1913, and was sent to the front at the outbreak of the war where he fought in the Battle of Mons, sustaining a gun shot wound that left him blind in one eye. He was declared a prisoner of war on 15 September 1914 and was confined to a number of German POW camps, including Limburg, Marbeaux and Giessen. Michael was repatriated on 29 November 1918 and was discharged from the Army in January 1920. He received the 1914 Star, and the British War and Victory Medals.
Parents Names: Son of John Moran, St Michael's Road, Longford / Son of Anne (?) Moran Chapel Lane, Longford
Notes: Pte Moran was one of a number of Longford prisoners at Gefangenen Lager. Their chaplain Rev. Fr. Crotty (titled Irischer Kaplan) wrote to Bishop Hoare of Ardagh & Clonmacnois, which was reproduced in the Longford Leader's War Notes on the 2 July 1915 under the subheadings: 'Longford Prisoners of War in Germany - Striking Testimony to the Religious Fervour of Irish Prisoners - The Good Catholic Soldiers'. There are two Red Cross entries for this solider, giving slightly different details and an alternative date of capture - 28 August 1914.
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