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Thomas Lennon

Street: 240 Park Street
Town/Village: Hartford, Connecticut,
Civil Parish: Moydow
Catholic Parish:
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: 9 Oak Street, Hartford, Connecticut / Castlerea Mountain, Moydow, Co. Longford
Census 1901: Was residing at Castlerea
Census 1911: Was residing at Castlerea Mountain
Regiment/Unit: 102nd Regiment, 26th Division, "H" Company / National Guard, 1st Connecticut Infantry
Regiment Number: 65323
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the War

Thomas was born in Longford on the 15 June 1893, and was one of four children. Thomas emigrated to the US in 1914. Prior to serving in WW1, Thomas was a messenger for the New York New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Pte Lennon enlisted in the US Army on the 29 June 1915 and initially served in the Mexican Border Service in 1916. He was stationed overseas at Rouvres la Chétive, south-west of Nancy in France. Lennon was engaged in action at Chateau Thierry, the St. Michel offensive, the Meuse Argonne offensive and Verdun, where he was gassed on 27 October 1918. On return to civilian life, Thomas worked as a rubber-worker and later as a fireman at the Hartford Fire Dept. By 1930 Thomas' mother, Mary Anne was widowed and living with him in Hartford (see link below).

Parents Names: Son of John Lennon and Mary Ann Dowd, Castlerea Mountain, Moydow, Longford
Notes: Interestingly, in the post-war military census undertaken by Connecticut, he stated of the effect his experiences had was that he "took things as they came".

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