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John Christopher Lenehan

Rank: Driver
Townland: Gurteenagloon
Town/Village: Moydow
Civil Parish: Ballymacormack
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Cloonkeen, Moydow & 49 Acton Road, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, UK
Census 1901: 1901 Census entry, written as Lenahan
Census 1911: 1911 Census entry
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery
Regiment Number: 129230
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the Great War
Information: John Lenehan was in 1889 near Moydow and went to the national school there. Prior to enlistment, John had trained to become a schoolteacher at the Marlborough Training College for Teachers in Dublin , a profession that he returned to after the war at Sandiacre, Derbyshire. During the war he served at the Somme. He married Linda Selena Fletcher of Long Eaton, Derbyshire in 1919, and they had one child, John Richard. After WW1, John became known as the crime writer, having had his first story published at the age of 17. JC Lenehan and published 13 books between 1929 and 1944. The Longford Leader reviewed his books several times over the years, including on the 6th April 1929 and 10th June 1933 (link below) reviewed his latest book, which includes some biographical information. JC Lenehan passed away in on the 3rd June 1943.
Parents Names: Son of Michael and Mary Lenehan (née Derwin).
Notes: John Lenehan was baptised on the 21st December 1889. The much of the remaining biographical information of JC Lenehan's life was supplied by his granddaughter, Susan Skerrit to the website (link below). The reference to Gurteenagloon, was found in reviews of Mr. Lenehan's books in the Longford Leader.
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