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Alexander Fry

Rank: Private
Townland: Clonbrin
Town/Village: Abbeyshrule
Civil Parish: Abbeyshrule
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Clonbrin, Abbeyshrule
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 9270
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

Alexander was 4 August 1890 in Clonbrin, Abbeyshrule, the son of Alexander and Jane Fry. He was the younger brother of Thomas Fry of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, who was killed at Gallipoli. Alexander was discharged from the army in 1917 due to injuries.

Interestingly, it was either Alexander himself or his father who discovered the Clonbrin Shield in the bog just outside Abbeyshrule. The shield dates from c.13000 BCE and is the only known Bronze Age leather shield to survive. 

Thomas was also a relative of Gnr Robert Mills, who was killed in action in 1917.

Parents Names: Son of Alexander Fry and Jane Fry (née McKeon) of Clonbrin, Abbeyshrule
Notes: Jane Fry had passed away prior to 1901 and Alexander Sr. died in 1914.

link to Civil Register of birth

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