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Daniel Gilchrist/Gilchriest

Rank: Pioneer
Street: Main Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Mail Coach Yard/ Naud's Yard,/ Ross's Yard, Main Street, Longford / Church Street,Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Living with family at Mail Coach Yard, Main Street, Longford. Surname: Gilchriest.
Regiment/Unit: No 1 Tn. Street Depot, Royal Engineers /[Royal Engineers, Road Company, 366 Company]
Regiment Number: WR25122 / [240750]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the War.

Daniel was born c. 1888* in Longford town. He was one of eight children born to Patrick Gilchriest, a butcher, and his wife Catherine (Katherine) in Longford town. Daniel married his wife Sarah McKeon on the 29 September 1914. Prior to the war, he was working as a navvy.

Pio. D. Gilchriest enlisted with the Royal Engineers in February 1917, at Carlisle, England; he saw action in France. After the war, Daniel returned to Ireland and lived at Church Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

Daniel's brother James J. also served in the Great War, and was killed in the Battle of the Somme on the 7 August 1916.

Parents Names: Son of Patrick and Catherine Gilchrist of Naud's Yard (Ross's Yard), Longford
Notes: *His attestment papers give his age as being 29 years and 8 months, which would give a birth date of approximately June 1887.

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