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Joseph Christy

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Newtownforbes
Civil Parish: Clonguish
Catholic Parish: Clonguish
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Resident at Newtownforbes, under the surname Christie.
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 10498
Date of Death: 12-04-1917
Cause: Killed in action, Bois-en-Hache (Battle of Vimy Ridge), France
Memorial: Arras Memorial, Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France

Joseph was born in Newtownforbes on 25 December 1885.

Pte Christy enlisted in Longford and entered the war in December 1915. He was one of 150 men of non-commissioned ranks to have been killed or injured during an operation at Bois-en-Hache between the 11 and 14 April 1917, which was part of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, an action under the broader Battle of Arras. The weather conditions were exceptionally difficult, with heavy snow falling overnight and shell holes then filling with water at the commencement of battle.

Parents Names: Son of Patrick Christy and Anne (née Dunlop), of Newtownforbes, Co. Longford

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birth

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