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John Donlon

Rank: Private
Townland: Clonmore
Town/Village: Killashee
Civil Parish: Killashee
Catholic Parish: Killashee
Alternative Address: Longford, Co. Longford/ Kilmore Upper, Killashee, Co. Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Possible -
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1st Garrison Battalion/ [formerly Leinster Regiment, 3rd Battalion]
Regiment Number: G.45324/ [3891]
Date of Death: 04-11-1919
Cause: Heat stroke at sea, on the ship "Colombo"
Memorial: Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey (addenda panel)

John was born near Killashee in c.1870.

had two brothers: Denis (Killashee) and Peter (Reading?) and sisters Mary, Kate, Annie and Elizabeth, who lived in Grillagh, Garden City and Long Island, New York. One aunt, Anne Malone, lived in Moydow. He married Mary Murtagh (born 1868) of Clonmore, Kilashee, on 4 February 1914

John had previously served with the Leinster Regiment prior to reenlisting in October 1914. During the war he served in both France - where he received a gun shot wound to the arm - and in India in from 1917 to 1919. 

Parents Names: Son of Peter Donlon

Link to CWGC entry; possible Civil Record of birthCivil Record of marriage

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