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John Joseph Egan

Rank: Private
Street: 37 Glover Street
Town/Village: Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Healy's Terrace, Longford.
Census 1901: Residing at Healy's Terrace
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Seaforth Highlanders / [Royal Defence Corps, 181 "B" Coy]/ [Labour Corps, 12th Coy] / [Royal Scottish Fusiliers]
Regiment Number: 18071 / [95233] [16986]/ [6772]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

John Egan was born in Longford 5 January 1899. The Egan family moved to Scotland in the early 20th century. Prior to enlistment in the army in 1916, John was working as a labourer and a railway fireman (stoking steam engines).

During the war, Private Egan served in France, as well as England, Scotland and, briefly, in Ireland. John Egan was a brother of Private Michael Egan, also of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, who was killed on the Western Front in May 1915.

Parents Names: Son of the late Michael and Mary Egan.
Notes: The Great War took a toll on Private Egan's health, and he suffered from cardiac (heart) problems for a period due to fatigue duties.

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