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Peter O'Connell

Rank: Private
Street: 234 East 95th Street
Town/Village: New York City, New York
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: U.S.A.
Alternative Address: Fardromin, Ballinamuck, Co. Longford
Census 1901: Yes - name rendered 'Connell'
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: 2nd Pioneer Infantry Regiment, "F" Company
Regiment Number: 3187083
Date of Death: 10-10-1918
Cause: Accidental death
Memorial: St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France

Peter was born near Ballinamuck around the 2 June 1887, and later emigrated to New York City. Prior to WW1, he worked as a helper at the American Express Co. at their office on 67 Madison Avenue*.  

Peter was inducted for war service on the 27 May 1918, and served overeas in France from June 1918. Sadly, he died of injuries received in train accident in France. 

Peter's sister, Mrs Thomas Riely, 234 East 95th St, New York, was noted as his emergency contact. 

Parents Names: Son of James Connell and Bridget (née Mollahan), of Fardromin
Notes: *This was the location of the American Express Employees Association in 1915. **Many thanks to Dennis Burke of for submitting this entry

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