|Street:||Little Water Street|
Possible entry on Little Water Street
|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion|
|Date of Death:||10-03-1922|
|Cause:||Acute pneumonia (tuberculosis)|
|Memorial:||Ballymacormack Cemetery, Longford|
James was born in Co. Longford in c.1888.
James enlisted with the Connaught Rangers on the 7 January 1909, and received the 1914 Star for his service in the opening months of the Great War. He was injured in early 1915, and discharged on the 27 March 1915. He was badly injured by a compound fracture to his right leg, resulting in it being amputated. He received a Silver War Badge.
An index of Widows' Pensions lists Mary, as the widow of James. It is believed that this was Mary Crosby, who married a James Byrne in St. Mel's Cathedral on 29 May 1917; he was listed as a pensioner on the marriage record.
|Notes:||It is possible that he was James Beirne, born 11 May 1889 in Kilmacannon near Newtownforbes; son of James Beirne and Anna McGoldrick (1901 Census entry: www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Newtownforbes/Kilmacannon/1553135/)|