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John Joseph Olwill (Olwell/ Oldwell)

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Fihoragh Moyne County Longford, Fihoragh Arvagh P.O. County Cavan.
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: 21st Overseas Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Regiment Number: 2448469
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Information: John Olwill was born in Co. Cavan on the 5 March 1884. Prior to enlistment, he was working as a labourer. Private Olwill enlisted in the Candian OEF in July 1917: it should be noted that the Army clerks misspelled his surname as Oldwell. After WW1, John resided in New York, and was residing on 3rd Avenue, New York, in 1942, and appears to have worked as a chauffeur since the 1920s.
Parents Names: Next of kin Patrick Leavy, cousin, Moyne
Notes: May be John Olwell, son of James and Agnes Olwell from Drumhalry, Moyne: John emigrated to the US in September 1904 on the SS Merion, and/or the Adriatic in May 1905.

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