John Gavin / Gavan
|Town/Village:||Moyvore, Co. Westmeath|
|Civil Parish:||Templepatrick (Westmeath)|
|Alternative Address:||Ballymahon, Co. Longford;|
|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
|Date of Death:||27-07-1917|
|Cause:||Killed in action|
|Memorial:||Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium|
John was born in Moyvore on the 25 July 1891, the son of Patrick who was a tinsmith and likely a member of the Travelling community. John may have spent time in the Ballymahon workhouse as a child, as his younger siblings: Mary, Joseph and Margaret were all born there between 1894 and 1899. He was married to Lizzie, likely Elizabeth Power*.
Pte Gavin enlisted in Longford Barracks.
|Parents Names:||Son of Patrick Gavin and Bridget (née McDonald), later of Tonaphort, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.|
|Notes:||Ireland's Memorial Records gives his address as Moyvorne (sic), Ballymahon, Co. Longford. *Their son, Patrick, was born in Ballymahon workhouse in 1914 - John's name is not given, but Lizzie's maiden name is struck out and replaced with Gavan.|