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Peter Collumb

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Possible entry at Silver Street, Granard
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment, 6th Battalion
Regiment Number: 2031
Date of Death: 02-08-1917
Cause: Killed in action at Brandhoek, (3rd Battle of Ypres)
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Peter was born in Granard, c.1890, and according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was the son of Jane Collumb.

Pte Collumb entered the war in July 1915 at Salonika on the Eastern Front, but was killed in action in the opening days of the Third Battle of Ypres.

Parents Names: Son Jane Collumb, Granard, Co. Longford (CWGC)
Notes: In the 1901 Census, the only likely candidate for Peter Collumb was Peter, son of Peter living at Silver Street. This Peter was born 2 December, 1887 to Peter Columb and his wife Margaret McDonnell. The only other Jane Collumb was married to Bernard Collumb, of Main Street, whose son Christopher served in WW1 with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

Link to CWGC entry; possible letter in Longford Leader, 20 Nov 1915, Letter From Granard Soldier'; reference in 'Fortunes of War', letter from Pte Creegan, published Longford Leader Oct 1916; notice of death, Freemans Journal, Sept 1917

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