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William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« on: Monday 27 October 08 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi there
I'm trying to trace my great grandfather, William O'Grady (b1888), who was married in Huddersfield in 1908, had 2 children and then disappeared. There are several in the WW1 records but I'm not sure how to get the info I need. I believe William came across from ireland prior to 1908 and I can't find him or his father (John) in any UK census.
Anyone got any tips on where to start with WW1 records?
Cheers, Michael

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 October 08 12:05 GMT (UK) »
The 1914 casualty is

4931 Pte William  O Grady
Born Trinity Without,Waterford
Enllisted Tipperary
Resident Waterford
KIA 2nd Batt 19/10/14

Ady
Lowe(Lower Gornall-Castleford)
Blackburn (Castleford)
Sidwell(Ledsham)
Fairburn(Hartshead)
Wood(Liversedge)
Tallon (Whittington Lancs/Hartshead West Yorkshire)

Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 27 October 08 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ady
Wow, what great information!! Do I have access to this too?
Cheers, Michael

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 October 08 12:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Michael
The info comes from SDGW its a database produced commercially by Naval and  Military Press complied by returns from peoples next of Kins in the 20s.

It has on Residence,Enlistment and place of birth plus military details and palce of death but its fraught with mistakes and omissions.A great tool to use in conjunction with CWGC and the NA site

Any other lookups just post :)
Lowe(Lower Gornall-Castleford)
Blackburn (Castleford)
Sidwell(Ledsham)
Fairburn(Hartshead)
Wood(Liversedge)
Tallon (Whittington Lancs/Hartshead West Yorkshire)

Researching all Great War soldiers from the Spen Valley of West Yorkshire Especially lads from the Cleckheaton Company of 1/4th West Riding Regiment.

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 27 October 08 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again mmm45 ....but....SDGW?  CWGC?  NA?  I'm new to all this, so can you explain please? And can I join/enrol on these sites free or with subscription?
Michael

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 October 08 13:54 GMT (UK) »
SDGW= Soldiers Died in the Great War (set of CDs- not sure of price but quite expensive)
CWGC= Commonwealth War Graves Commission (free- www.cwgc.org)
NA= National Archives, Kew (see www.nationalarchives.gov.uk - much of the military information may no longer exist or may not be available online but if you have any questions someone will be able to help)
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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 27 October 08 14:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to both of you for the informative, speedy and very helpful information. I am much obliged.
Michael    ;D

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Re: William O'Grady, d:1914, Irish Regiment?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 27 October 08 14:29 GMT (UK) »


You just missed his anniversary Michael !  :-\

Heres the medal card of O'Grady, William

Royal Irish Regiment
4931
Private
Date
1914-1920

http://www.rootschat.com/links/04mc/

In Memory of
Private WILLIAM O'GRADY

4931, 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment
who died
on 19 October 1914

Remembered with honour
LE TOURET MEMORIAL

http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=1560089

There are 162 names remembered for Royal Irish Regiment on panels 11 & 12

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