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Thomas Monaghan/ Monahan

Rank: Driver
Townland: Asnagh
Town/Village: Coolarty, Edgeworthstown
Civil Parish: Mostrim
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Under the surname Monaghan
Census 1911: Under the surname Mollaghan
Regiment/Unit: Royal Army Service Corps/ {Connaught Rangers]
Regiment Number: T3/030426 / [10812 & 10800]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Thomas was born 3 April 1897 in Asanagh, near Edgeworthstown.

Thomas first enlisted with the Connaught Rangers in December 1913, but was discharged in January 1914 due to being underage. He re-enlisted with the Army Service Corps in November 1914, serving time with the Lahore Division. Monaghan served in France from March 1915.

His elder brother James, served with the Leinster Regiment (5145), but died at the Battle of Guillemont on the 3 September 1916. Pte Monaghan initially enlisted with the Connaught Rangers at Boyle in December 1913, but was released in January 1914, as he was not of age.

Parents Names: Son of Michael Monaghan (Monahan) and Mary (née Kiernan), Asanagh, Coolarty, Edgeworthstown, Longford
Notes: Thomas absented himself from the army in March 1918.

Link to Civil Record of birth

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