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James Cassidy

Rank: Private
Townland: Garryandrew
Town/Village: Edgeworthstown
Civil Parish: Mostrim
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Garryandrew
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 5th Battalion/ Special Guard M.G.W.R.
Regiment Number: 5489
Date of Death: 07-12-1915
Cause: Killed in action, Salonika
Memorial: Doiran Memorial, Doriani, Macedonia, Greece

James was born c.1886 in Edgeworthstown and was one of 5 children, including a brother called John. Prior to the war it would seem that James worked for the Midland & Great Western Railway (MGWR), as he is noted to have enlisted with their Special Reserve in a Longford Leader article in May 1915. Interestingly, he was recorded as having enlisted in Athens, which likely denotes his joining the 5th Connaught Rangers.

Pte Cassidy was one of 5 Longford men who died at Salonika on the same day.

Parents Names: Father: John and Elizabeth Cassidy, of Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford.

Longford Leader, 1 May 1915, Edgeworthstown Notes

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