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Michael Gaffney

Rank: Guardsman / Private
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Possible entry for 1911 at Granard
Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards
Regiment Number: 7466
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Prior to the war, Michael was employed in the Granard Post Office. 

Guardsman Gaffney enlisted soon after the outbreak of the Great War, entering into the field in 1915, for which he was awareded the 1914-15 Star. He took part in the Battle of Loos in 1915, where he was wounded and was then sent to Scotland for recuperation, and received the Silver War Badge

The Longford Leader's 27 November 1915 article within its At The Front Section, notes Michael's engagement in the Battle of Loos, titled The Battle of Loos - Irish Guardsman Who Was In The Van - Granard Soldier's Story. Michael was discharged from the army in 1917. 

Parents Names:
Notes: It is likely that this is Michael J. Gaffney, born 26 May 1895 in Granard to Cornelius Gaffney and Margaret (née Lynch) of Water Lane Granard

Longford Leader, August 1915; Longford Leader, November 1915

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