LONG, THOMAS. Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Royal Irish Regiment.
Unit; 1st Battalion. Date of Death:14-February-1915. Service No:5907.
Born in St. John’s, Waterford. Enlisted in Waterford. Killed in Action. Grave or Memorial Reference: Has no known grave but is commemorated on Panel 33. Memorial; Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium.
DOHNEY/DOHENY, MARTIN. Rank: Guardsman. Regiment or Service: Scots Guards. Unit; 3rd Battalion. Date of Death:31-October-1915. Service No:5471. Born in Waterford. Enlisted in Edinburgh while living in Waterford. Died of wounds at home.
Waterford News. November, 1915.
Waterfordman Dies on way to the Front.
The death took place under tragic circumstances on Saturday night of Private Martin Doheny, Scots Guards, a native of this city.
The deceased,who was aged about 30 years, and was a splendid type of Irish manhood, was born in Barrack Street, but latterly lived with his wife at Tanyard Arch.
Being on the reserve, he was called up at the outbreak of the war and participated for close on an year in the fighting in Belgium and France. He received a bullet wound in the chest several months ago. After coming home on sick leave he again went away to all intents and purposes fully recovered. It appears, however, that the bullet was never extracted, and his relatives attribute death to this. A few week ago he again returned to Waterford on furlough, and left on Saturday night en route for the front.
On Sunday his bereaved widow received news of his death, and from the telegrams it seems that at Cardiff he was suddenly taken ill and removed to one of the infirmaries there where he died.
On Tuesday last the Cardiff Coroner held an inquest on Martin Doheny, aged 31, a private in the 3rd Battalion (Reserve) Scots Guards, who died while returning from Ireland to duty on Sunday.
According to the evidence deceased had been in the Army twelve years, and had been home to Waterford after being wounded in France. He left home on Saturday night to journey to London. Some time after nine o’clock on Sunday morning an inspector at the Great Western railway Station ar Cardiff received a message from Bridgend (another Welsh town) to get an ambulance ready as a soldier had been taken ill on the boat-train. Deceased was taken in the ambulance to a military hospital in Cardiff but death had occurred on the way.
The medical testimony was that death was due to haemorrhage from shrapnel wounds accelerated by vomiting.
The jury returned a verdict accordingly.
The Coroner on behalf of himself and the jury expressed sympathy with the relatives who had journeyed from Ireland to be present at the inquiry.
The remains of the late Private Doheny arrived in this city at 9.30 o’clock on Wednesday morning from Cardiff. They were met by a large numbr of deceased’s comrades and by the members of the Erin’s Hope Fire and Drum Band. Some of the military were also in attendance.
Grave or Memorial Reference:E.B.54. Cemetery: Ballynaneshagh ( St Otteran’s) Catholic Cemetery in Waterford.