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Thomas Gilligan

Rank: Private/ Guardsman
Townland: Lisduff
Town/Village: Moydow
Civil Parish: Moydow
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Newtownforbes, Co. Longford
Census 1901: Resident at Lisduff
Census 1911: Residing at Charleville Mall, Dublin
Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 7909 (probable)
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Thomas Gilligan was born 9 September 1886 in Newtownforbes.

Guardsman Gilligan entered the war in 1915, which earned him the 1914-15 Star as well as the British War Medal and Victory Medal. Gilligan also earned the Silver War Badge. 

On the 4 November 1916, the Longford Leader wrote how he was injured twice at the front, most recently during one of the later engagements of the Battle of the Somme, when he was completely buried by an exploding shell which had his wounded his left hand(link below.)

Parents Names: Son of Thomas Gilligan and Jane (née Twaddle), Lisduff, Co. Longford

Link to Civil Record of birthLongford Leader, More Wounded Heroes; Freeman's Journal, possible recording of injury in November 1915

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