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Thomas McNally

Street: 6 St. Bridgid's Terrace
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Bog Lane, Longford
Census 1901: Possible entry in the hospital at the workhouse under the initials T McN, age 9
Census 1911: Resident with his parents at Bog Lane
Regiment/Unit: Machine Gun Corps
Regiment Number: 48593
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1 & WW2, died of natural causes
Memorial: Ballymacormack Cemetery, Longford, Co. Longford

Thomas was born at Longford Workhouse on the 27 January 1892.  Prior to WW1 In early 1913, he married Maggie (Margaret) Lyons in St. Mel's Cathedral, Longford on the 3 February 1913, and they went on to have a large family of nine children.

Thomas enlisted for War service and was attached to the Machine Gun Corps, operating a Vickers machine gun. During his service, Thomas contracted malaria. He was discharged from the Army in March 1919. After WW1, Thomas returned to Longford, and was the Chair of the Longford Ex-Servicemen's Club for a time.

Interestingly, Thomas's father, John, also served in the Great War.

Thomas re-enlisted for service in World War 2, possibly in the Royal Army Service Corps; it is believed to have achieved the rank of sergeant. 

He died on the 6 June 1951. 

Parents Names: Son of John McNally and Elizabeth [Lizzie] (née Curry), Bog Lane, Longford

Link to Civil Record of Birth; Link to Civil Record of Marriagelink to Civil Record of death; Link to entry on RBL Limerick Facebook page, with images; 

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