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Christopher Dann

Rank: Private
Street: 4 Market Square
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: New Street, Longford.
Census 1901: Residing at Market Square, Longford
Census 1911: Residing at Market Square, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Canadian Expeditionary Force, 11th Reserve Battalion/ [61st Overseas Battalion]/ (90th Militia]
Regiment Number: 460280
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war (died of natural causes)
Memorial: Memorial Tablet in St John's Church Longford

Christopher Edward Dann was born on the 24 February 1885 on New Street, Longford, the son of William Dann, the proprietor of the Longford Journal newspaper.  Outside of the war, Christopher worked on the Longford Journal as a printer. He emigrated to Canada in May 1914, where he worked as an auto mechanic and served in the local militia. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in June 1915 at Winnipeg and arrived at Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe, England for servce in July 1916, but did not serve at the front and was fully discharged in November 1916 on medical grounds.

After the war, Dann remained in Ireland and married Isabella Georgina McCann from Co. Cavan on 17 September 1918. He continued to work at the Longford Journal until it ceased production, and created the Dann printing works.

Dann was elected to the Longford Urban District Council in 1920 as an ex-servicemen's representative, and in 1925 he was re-elected in 1925 on the Labour and ex-serviceman's ticket. He was relected again in 1928 and 1934, when he stood as an independent candidate, (the UDC was suspended in 1935 until 1942, but he did not seek reelection at that time).

He passed away in Market Square, Longford, in January 1959.


Parents Names: Son of William Thomas Dann and Rose Anne (née Featherstone), Longford

Civil Record of birth; Civil Record of death; Link to Canadian Expeditionary Force file;

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