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James Caulfield (Caufield)

Rank: Private
Townland: Clontymullan
Town/Village: Legan
Civil Parish: Rathreagh
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Labour Corps; [Leinster Regiment]
Regiment Number: 229896; [4965]
Date of Death: 08-07-1938
Cause: Survived WW1

James was likely born 12 November 1865 in Clontymullan; he was named after his father who was a weaver. James was still living in Legan in 1915 when he enlisted at Mullingar on the 25th August 1915. James served at home, in Ireland or Britain for the duration of the war. It would appear that James originally served with the Leinster Regiment, before transferring to the Labour Corps, and likely had a long military career.

He was discharged from the army on medical grounds (myalgia) on the 25 April 1918.

James appears to have passed away in 1938 of natural causes.

Parents Names: (Possible) James Caulfield and Ellen (née Mullen), Clontymullan, Legan.
Notes: James's next-of-kin was his sister, Mrs. Maria Walsh, who lived in the USA. *While James gave c.1875 as his year of birth on his attestment, his estimated age on his death was 73, suggesting he was born c.1865.

Likely Civil Record of Birth; Likely Civil Record of Death (add .pdf to the end of the web-address if the link fails); 

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