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Daniel Gilroy

Rank: Sergeant
Street: Patrick Street
Town/Village: Mullingar, County Westmeath
Civil Parish: Mullingar
Catholic Parish: Mullingar
Alternative Address: Allenagh, Carrickglass/Carriglas, Co. Longford; Hanover Street East, Dublin
Census 1901: Resident at Hanover Street, Dublin
Census 1911: Resident in Mullingar
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment
Regiment Number: 830 / [316]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

Daniel Gilroy was born in Longford c. 1863. He married Eliza (Elizabeth) Doyle from Dublin in October 1891.

Gilroy had a long military career, originally enlisting with the Leinster Regiment in August 1883 at Longford; he served in India for a period, before being discharged in 1895. Prior to re-enlisting in September 1914, he worked in the postal service in Mullingar, where he lived with his wife and their children.

Gilroy received the British War and Victory Medals and the Silver War Badge. He served at Gallipoli, where he one of the oldest soldiers campaign. By 1916 Gilroy was back in Ireland and serving as the Staff Sergeant in charge of the recruiting office in Navan, Co. Meath. He remained with the Army until 1919.

Daniel Gilroy appears to have passed away in Dublin in 1933.

Parents Names: Son of John Gilroy, Longford
Notes: *The Longford Leader (link below), claimed that Gilroy was also awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for conspicuous bravery on the field in France, not long after the war began, however this information does not appear to be in the DCM records.

Longford Leader, Longford Soldier Honoured; Civil Record of marriage; (likely) Civil Record of death;

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