Possible - at Bog Lane
Residing at Bog Lane.
|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion|
|Date of Death:||13-09-1916|
|Cause:||Injuries after a fight, Cork|
|Memorial:||Cork Military Cemetery Park, Ardpatrick, Cork City, Ireland|
Michael was born in Longford c.1897*, the son of Thomas Crosbie and Bridget Manning. Thomas had been on active service and was drowned off the coast of Calais, France on 23 April 1916.
Pte Crosby enlisted in the Connaught Rangers in Boyle and trained in Cork. He was home on leave prior to being sent to the front when he was involved in a fight during which he sustained very serious injuries to the head and face. On his return to Cork, he was admitted to hospital where he died. His death and the circumstances of it were reported in the Longford Leader of 16 September 1916, under the title A Soldier's Death (he is erroneously called Thomas Crosbie in this).
|Parents Names:||Thomas Crosbie and Bridget (née Manning), Bog Lane, Longford|
|Notes:||*His death record states he was 19, in line with the official requirements to enlist with the British Army in 1916. However, it appears that he was in fact born 26 June 1900, making him merely 16 when he died. Despite a 1901 census suggesting he was a boy of nine years (which may have been an error), the 1911 form gives Michael as aged eleven.|