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Matthew/ Mathew Connerton/ Connorton/ Connaughton

Rank: Private
Townland: Lissaquill
Town/Village: Tang, Co. Westmeath
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Lissaquill, Ballymahon.
Census 1901: Possible entry
Census 1911: Possible entry
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 4370
Date of Death: 19-04-1916
Cause: Died of Wounds, Bailleul, France
Memorial: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France.

Matthew was born c.1884 near Tang Co Westmeath*.

Pte Connorton had served in the army prior to the Great War, and re-enlisted at Longford Barracks. The Longford Leader of the 13 May 1916 in announcing his death states:

"Roll of Honour: We regret to announce the death of Private M. Connorton, a native of Lissaquill, Ballymahon. The deceased was the son of Mr. James Connorton. He served for some years in the army, and again re-enlisted, and was sent out to the front some few months ago. He was home on a short furlough before going to the front. The news of his death will be felt by his numerous friends with deep regret. We extend to his bereaved relatives our deep sympathy in their sad bereavement. - R.I.P."

Parents Names: Son of James Connerton and Anne (née Murphy), Lissaquill, Noughaval, Tang, Co. Westmeath.
Notes: * One online resource suggests Matthew was married to Margaret McLynn

Link to CWGC entry; Notice of death, Longford Leader, 13 May 1916

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