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Thomas Callahan/Callaghan

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Richmond Street, Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: 'A' Company, 229th Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Regiment Number: 1009774
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Information: Thomas was born in Longford; the date given on his attestation form was 25 March 1872 (possibly born in1859). He was a miner when he enlisted in April 1916, however he does note 18 months previous military experience with the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot at Aldershot on his attestation. Callahan was discharged before the end of the war on medical grounds.
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Notes: His next-of-kin is listed as his brother, Matthew Callaghan, of Richmond Street. Longford. Interestingly, the 86th Royal County Down became part of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles in 1881. He may have been considerably older than 43 on enlistment, as the 86th would have been disbanded when he was 9 and his service record in 1916 made a note of an older age of 57: 12 years above the age limit. Callahan seems to appear on the 1881 Census in New Brunswick, working as a labourer.

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