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Charles Sheehan

Rank: Private /[Band Boy]
Street: 25 Richmond Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Was not born - family were living at Chapel Lane
Census 1911: Living at Sandy Row, Richmond Street
Regiment/Unit: East Yorkshire Regiment / {Leinster Regiment}/ [Royal Dublin Fusiliers]
Regiment Number: 7178424 / {40240}/ [29129]
Date of Death:
Information: Charles Sheehan was born on the 6 January 1902 in Longford, the son of Daniel Sheehan - a blacksmith - and his wife Margaret. Pte Sheehan initially enlisted with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers at Mullingar in January 1917 at the age of 15 years and 4 days. He was initially with the 4th Battalion, before being transferred to the 3rd a few months later; in 1919 Sheehan was transferred to the 4th Battalion and was deployed to France. During the War, he was in the Weelsby Camp, Grimsby, where he received a certificate of education - he spent some time on agricultural leave whilst there. In January 1920, he was discharged from the RDF and worked as a grocer's assistant. He re-enlisted that year with the Leinster Regiment, and served in India, before joining the East Yorkshire Regiment in 1921; Charles was discharged a year later on medical grounds. A number of Charles's older brothers including John and Daniel, also served in the Great War.
Parents Names: Son of Daniel and Margaret Sheehan, Richmond Street, Longford
Notes: Charles's time with the army saw him discharged with chronic bronchitis. His enlistment with the East Yorkshire regiment gives a date of birth as being November 1901.

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