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Matthew (Mattie) Reilly

Rank: Private
Street: Church Street
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address: 23 East Street, Middlesborough, Yorkshire.
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Army Medical Corps/ [Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion], [Connaught Rangers, Special Reserve]
Regiment Number: 205242 / [4639]
Date of Death:
Information: Matthew was one of a number of children, including brothers John and Patrick and sisters Mary Jane and Bridget. Prior to enlistment Matthew was working for Patrick McGivney of Aughabrack, Granard as a farm labourer. Pte. Reilly initially enlisted in theCR Special Reserve in August 1912 at Boyle, but later served with the 4th Battalion CR. During the Great War Reilly served in France from November 1914 to April 1915, where he was wounded in action. He then served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from November 1915 to August 1916, after which he returned to the home theatre on medical grounds. In 1919 he joined the Royal Army Medical corps and continued to work at the military hospital at Devonport, Plymouth.
Parents Names: Son of John Reilly, Granard, Co. Longford
Notes: Some time after 1920 Mr. Reilly appears to have gotten married, but passed away in the early 1930s.

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