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Martin Meehan

Rank: Private
Street: Little Water Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Great Water Street, Longford
Census 1901: Resident at Little Water Street
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion/ [Cheshire Regiment]/ {Labour Corps}
Regiment Number: 4654/ [61844]/ {193900}
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Martin was born on Great Water Street, Longford in July 1882. 

Pte Meehan enlisted in 1912, and was one of the first troops to be posted to the front. which entitled him to the 1914 (Mons) Star. He was wounded in 1914 and admitted to Kings General Hospital Dublin, before returning to the fray. As well as the standard medals, Meehan also held the Silver War Badge. 

Martin's brother, Patrick Meehan also served in the Great War, but was killed in action in December 1914. 


Parents Names: Francis Meehan and Bridget (née McManus, later Creighton), Longford. Stepson of John Creighton.
Notes: Martin , served in the war, returned to war, medals 1914 Star, British War and Victory, he also received the Silver War Badge.His brother Patrick was killed in the war.

link to Civil Record of birth

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