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Matthew Barlow

Rank: Private
Street: Chapel Lane
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: U.S.A.
Census 1901: Resident at the home of his grandmother, Rose Fahey, on Main Street, Longford
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion
Regiment Number: 4329
Date of Death: 08-01-1938
Cause: Natural Causes

Matthew, according to the census, was born in America c.1894. By 1901 Matt was living with two of his sisters, Annie and Ellen, along with aunts, uncles and cousins, at the home of their grandmother Rose Fahey (Fahy). 

He served in France, India, Mesopotamia and Egypt. He received the 1914 Star and the British War and Victory Medals. He had his left fore finger shot off and was awarded the Silver War Badge.

Barlow appears to have later served with Eoin O'Duffy's Irish Brigade in the Spanish Civil War, on the side of the Republicans under General Franco. However, it appears that he died of pneumonia in the County Hospital at the age of c.44

Parents Names: Son of Mary Barlow

Longford Leader, 1937, Longford Volunteers, Irish Brigade; link to (probable) Civil Record of Death;

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