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Injured Soldier
« on: Friday 24 July 20 16:01 BST (UK) »
Looking for any information on a Patrick Gavin who joined the Connaught Rangers in 1915 and was injured in 1920.his date of birth was 1895 .
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Re: Injured Soldier
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 July 20 14:45 BST (UK) »
Theres a pension card on Fold 3 for a Connaught Ranger  of that name number 15124 lived Bridge St Dublin

Suffered with malaria

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: Injured Soldier
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 July 20 15:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks mmm , but he was from Galway and he walked with a limp so maybe broken bones or shrapnel.
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Re: Injured Soldier
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 05:28 BST (UK) »
Suffered with malaria

Ady
he walked with a limp so maybe broken bones or shrapnel.

Severe cerebral malaria can cause ataxia (problems with movement, e.g.a limp)

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Re: Injured Soldier
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 07:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much Spikey, you are a mine of information I would never have thought of that , they most certainly suffered  >:(
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 08:28 BST (UK) »
If it is Patrick Gavin 15124, resident in Dublin,  he enlisted on 6 December 1913 and was discharged on 13 May 1919 per the SWB roll.

Per the main medal roll he served in 5th Connaught Rangers and was previously 4722 in 6th Leinster Regiment.
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 09:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks ShaunJ,  his granddaughter is pretty sure he joined in 1915 and came out in 1920 but I think it was word of mouth so no proof,  if he lived in Mountbellew in Galway would he be enlisting in Dublin? 
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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 09:58 BST (UK) »
Was he the brother of John Gavin, born Mountbellew 1898, died 6/11/1918 while serving with the RAF?  That Patrick Gavin was in the Enniskillen Fusiliers in 1918.
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 10:03 BST (UK) »
If so it could be Patrick Gavin, 48419, 7/8 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, previously served with 5th Connaught Rangers, number 4608.

There is a pension index card for him which is accessible via Fold 3. Disability, residence Garrick - on - Shannon Co Leitrim. I don't have a sub to see any further detail.
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