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George Curran

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Tashinny
Civil Parish: Taghshinny
Catholic Parish: Carrickedmond
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident in Taghshinny (under the surname Currn)
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 'D' Company
Regiment Number: 6788
Date of Death: 20-10-1914
Cause: Killed in action, Prémesques, France
Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium

George Robert Curran, was likely born in Loughrea Co. Galway, on the 8 February 1887, the son of James Richard Curran, an R.I.C. constable and Jane, who was originally from the Cashel parish. On the 12 February 1908, George married Jane O'Kane from Colehill. 

Pte Curran enlisted in Longford, and arrived at the front early in September 1914. He went missing-in-action, presumed dead, on the 20 October, a fate that befell 278 other men and 3 officers, along with 41 soldiers killed outright. 

After the war, George's wife, Jane, was residing in Chapel Square, Coleraine, Co. Derry. 

Parents Names: Son of the late James Richard Curran and Jane (née Rollins), Taghshinny, Co. Longford

link to CWGC entry(Probable) Civil Record of Birth; Civil Record of marriage

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