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William Croghan

Rank: Private
Street: Bog Lane
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Residing at Bog Lane, Longford
Census 1911: Serving in India, British Army.
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion/ [2nd Battalion]
Regiment Number: 8611
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

William Croghan (Croughan) was born in Bog Lane, Longford in 15 May 1886. He married Elizabeth Kelly in Longford in January 1907.

Pte Croghan had a long military career and was serving in the army pre 1911 as he is recorded as being a soldier in the 1911 Census of England & Wales, where he was serving in India. He was one of the first Irish soldiers to enter the war in August 1914, which earned him the 1914 (Mons) Star; Croghan also earned the Silver War Badge (B/747)

William's brother, James, also served in the Great War.

Parents Names: Son of William Croghan and Mary (née Creaton/ Crayton/ Creighton), Bog Lane, Longford.
Notes: Possible, but unlikely alternative Regimental Number: B/19408 -relating to City of London regiment

Civil Record of birth; Civil Record of marriage;

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