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Augustine (Gus) King

Rank: Lance Corporal
Town/Village: Kenagh
Civil Parish: Kilcommock
Catholic Parish: Kilcommock
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Kenagh
Census 1911: Resident at Kenagh
Regiment/Unit: South Irish Horse/ [Royal Irish Fusiliers]
Regiment Number: 1793/ [45341]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1 & War of Independence.
Memorial: Kenagh County Longford

Augustine, or Gus as he was known, was born c. August 1892 in Kenagh*

Pte King initially served in India, and was posted to the front in November 1915.

After Independence, King served with the new National Army of the Irish Free State. In the 1930s, Gus enlisted with Eoin O'Duffy's Irish Brigade and fought in the Spanish Civil War on the Republican side, under General Franco. 

Gus's sister, Monica, served as a volunteer nurse during WW1. passed away in March 1976 in Kenagh. 


Parents Names: Son of James King and Ellen King, Kenagh, Co. Longford
Notes: *Civil Record of birth lists Augustine as a female baby, called Augusta. This may be an error on the part of the registrar, or Augustine is named for an elder sister that passed away.

Link to Civil Record of birth (possible); list of Irish Brigade members from Co. Longford; Longford Leader, Volunteers for Spain

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