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Re: Waterford WW1 lookups available
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 24 March 10 15:09 GMT (UK) »
This is absolutely brilliant  -thanks very much for your time and patience. All the best with your own research - if I can return the favour please let me know.
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Paul

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« Reply #37 on: Wednesday 24 March 10 15:31 GMT (UK) »
Hello Paul.
 I am am happy to help.
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« Reply #38 on: Monday 29 March 10 14:34 BST (UK) »
Hi there,

Thanks for the kind offer.


I am trying to find info on Martin Dohney (or Doheny) who was in the Scots Guards and died in 1915.

Also any info on 5907 Pte Thomas Long who also died in 1915.



Thanks for any help you might be able to give.


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« Reply #39 on: Monday 29 March 10 14:44 BST (UK) »

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.
Tragic Occurrence.
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.
The Inquest.

   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 Funeral.
  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.


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 Tom.

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Re: Waterford WW1 lookups available
« Reply #40 on: Monday 29 March 10 15:13 BST (UK) »


Wow that was quick! I'm impressed.


Thanks so much for your help

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« Reply #41 on: Monday 29 March 10 15:14 BST (UK) »
Glad to help. These men WILL be remembered
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 Tom.

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« Reply #42 on: Monday 31 May 10 20:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Tom

do you have a date for when teh book will be published yet

Paul
Family Names
Butler of  Dungarvan
Donoghue or O'Donoghue or Donohoe of Abbeyside
Hufsham, Hursum or Horsom of Dungarvan
Whelan of Abbeyside Dungarvan
Flynn of Dungarvan
Drohan of Carrick on Suir or Clonmel
Daniel of Carrick on Suir
Kirwin of Kilrossanty Waterford
Hogan of Kilmacthomas Waterford

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« Reply #43 on: Monday 31 May 10 21:44 BST (UK) »
Its being prepared for publication and will be available, October or November at the latest.
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Re: Waterford WW1 lookups available
« Reply #44 on: Monday 31 May 10 22:09 BST (UK) »
HI Tom,

Several of my relatives fought during WW1.

They were the Hickey family from Waterford.  I really don't know very much about them
but I am informed that as many as seven brothers may have fought in the Great War.
I know a few of them, William, Patrick, Thomas and possibly a Morris.

I know that Patrick, born 1888 was a private in the 2nd btn Royal Irish regiment no. 1718 and that he was
awarded the Military Medal for his services in France.

I'd be very interested in any information you could find.

Best regards
TeddyP
Hickey - Co. Waterford, Boston, New York, Adelaide
Burke - Co. Waterford
Kipps - Bermondsey
Burnett - Bermondsey
Stammers - Bermondsey, Camberwell, Walworth, Co. Cork
Collins - Southwark, S. London
Munday - Camberwell, S. London