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T (?) Leavy

Rank: Private
Townland: Unknown
Town/Village: Abbeyshrule
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish: Carrickedmond
Alternative Address: Unknown
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment
Regiment Number: Unknown
Date of Death:
Cause: Unknown

Pte Leavy was one of a number of Longford prisoners at Gefangenen Lager at Limburg. Their chaplain Rev. Fr. Crotty (titled Irischer Kaplan) listed the prisoners in 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'. 
In this the name was given as T. Leavy, Abbeyshrule. However, there is a possibility that the Leader article was a misprint and the soldier in question was Pte James Leavy/ Leavey No 8673, Leinster Regiment, whose birthplace was given as Westmeath and was a POW at this time. There does not appear to have been a suitable T. Leavy as a German POW. 

Parents Names: Unknown

Red Cross record for James Leavy; Stories from Limburg POW Camp, Irish Independent May 2014; Irish POWs in the Great War, TCD thesis; 

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