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Bernard Joseph Gordan Finnan

Rank: Fusilier
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard County Longford
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: N/A
Census 1911: N/A
Regiment/Unit: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Regiment Number: 14436830
Date of Death: 08-12-1945
Cause: Died in Road Traffic Accident
Memorial: Kirkee War Cemetery, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Bernard Joseph Gordan Finnan, also known as Gordon, was born in or near Granard, c.1920. 
Gordon joined the Irish army in the late 1930s. When World War 2 broke out he was one of the five thousand who deserted to join the British forces. He joined the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) and served in the Far East.

He was accidentally killed in a motor accident, and is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery in Pune, India. 

Parents Names: Son of Bernard Finnan and Brigid (née Reilly), of Granard, Co. Longford
Notes: Some sources state he was killed in Burma, however anniversary messages by the family do state it was in India.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Find a Grave entry; link to In Memoriam, Irish Independent, 9 Dec 1946; 

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