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Francis Courtney

Rank: Private
Street: 302 East 31st Street
Town/Village: New York, U.S.A.
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Drumlish, County Longford
Census 1901: Listed as Courtenay.
Census 1911: Living at Drumlish, in the Kiernan household as a shop-man in their grocery.
Regiment/Unit: 165th Infantry Regiment, 42nd Division, U.S.
Regiment Number: 90908
Date of Death: 28-07-1918
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Oise-Aisne, American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France.
Information: Francis was born in Longford in 1895, and worked as a shop-boy for Kiernan's in Drumlish prior to emigrating to New York in 1913; he joined his brothers, Michael and James and sister Mary who were also living in the US. Pte Courtney enlisted with the National Guard in 1917, listing his sister Mary as his next-of-kin. Courtney was deployed on the 29 October 1917 to the Western Front, serving at Luneville, Baccarat and Chateau Thierry as part of the Chateau-Marne campaign in France prior to his death.
Parents Names: Son of Patrick and Catherine Courtney, Drumlish, Co. Longford
Notes: James emigrated in 1913 on the ship "Cedric"; there were a number of other people from Longford on the ship, including a Mary Petit also from Drumlish.

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