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Andrew Coffey

Rank: Corporal
Street: 15 St Mel's Road
Townland: Templemichael
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
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Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment, 8th Battalion / [Connaught Rangers, 5th Battalion]
Regiment Number: 2430 / [769]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
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Information: Andrew was born c.1874 in Longford, and was a trained shoemaker. He married Katherine (Kate) Ryan in May 1911 and they had four children: Patrick, Andrew, Margaret Mary and Mary Catherine. Kate was the sister of Pte Henry Ryan of the Royal Engineers who also enlisted for service. Pte Coffey was previously with the Rifle Brigade militia, and re-enlisted with the Connaught Rangers August 1914 before being transferred to the Royal Irish Regiment. During the Great War, he served serving in Salonika and France, at the end of the war, as well as in Ireland. Coffey was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory medals.
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Notes: Sgt Coffey contracted malaria while serving in Salonika. During his time in the Great War, he attained the ranks of Corporal and Sergeant, but was returned to the ranks.Possibly in the National Census in 1901 and 1911 in Creeve - born c.1874.
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