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Thomas James Hyland

Rank: Private
Street: 4 Wards Terrace
Townland: Townparks
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Fee's Terrace
Census 1911: Resident at Ward's Terrace
Regiment/Unit: Ambulance Service Corps - probable
Regiment Number:
Date of Death:
Cause: Natural causes

Thomas (Tommy) Hyland was born in Longford on the 21 December 1898 in Longford, the only surviving son* of William Hyland a compositor and journalist with the Longford Leader and Marcella, a district nurse.

He enlisted at Mullingar**, served in Europe and was severely gassed; it is uncertain which regiment Thomas served with, but it is believed that he was an ambulance driver, and therefore was likely with the Ambulance Service Corps (A.S.C.) for at least part of his service. His father, William Hyland, also served in the Great War.

Thomas qualified as a Civil Engineer in 1925 from University College Dublin (UCD) and worked as an engineer on the construction of the Shannon hydroelectric scheme at Ardnacrusha. He later became chief assistant county surveyor of North Tipperary County Council. He passed away in Thurles, Co. Tipperary in October 1950, and his death was noted in the Longford Leader (link below)

Parents Names: Son of William Hyland and Marcella (née Donnelly), Wards Terrace, Longford
Notes: *The Hylands other son, Ambrose, died in 1913; they also had two daughters, Mary Josephine and Irene Florence. **Possibly was Pte Thomas Hyland, Ambulance Service Corps, No. 402054.

Link to Civil Record of birth; Longford Leader, Death of Longford Engineer.

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