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P Vaughan

Rank: Private
Street: Main Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment
Regiment Number: 6826 - possible
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Private P. Vaughan was a solider with the Royal Irish Regiment, who was originally from Main Street, Longford. Vaughan served in the Battle of Mons, but was captured and kept as a prisoner of war (P.O.W.), in the Limburg camp among others. He was held with a number of other Longford soldiers, including: Cpl William Hudson, Guardsman Patrick Gilchriest, Pte Michael Moran, Pte Thomas Hyland; Pte John Sheehan, Pte Patrick Mulleady, Pte Francis Farrell and a Pte T. Leavy from Abbeyshrule. 

It is likely that Pte Vaughan was Private Patrick Vaughan, No. 6826 of the Royal Irish Regiment and Royal Irish Rifles, who was a Prisoner of War in Germany, (see link below), and was discharged in January 1918. This Pte Vaughan enlisted in September 1914, arriving at the Western front not long after. As a result he was awarded the 1914 Star and Silver War Badge, as well as the Victory Medal and British War Medal. However, this soldier's service record is not available for review, either by virtue of being destroyed as one of the many 'burnt records' during WW2, or he remained with the Army after 1922 and his record is currently on archive in Scotland. 

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Notes: Pte Vaughan was one of a number of Longford prisoners at Gefangenen Lager: Their chaplain Rev. Fr. Crotty (titled Irischer Kaplan) wrote a letter to Bishop Hoare of Ardagh & Clonmacnois, which was reproduced in the Longford Leader's War Notes on the 2 July 1915 under the subheadings: 'Longford Prisoners of War in Germany - Striking Testimony to the Religious Fervour of Irish Prisoners - The Good Catholic Soldiers'.

Longford Leader, 3 Jul 1915, Limburg prisoners;

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