Residing at Bog Lane, Longford
|Census 1911:||Serving in India, British Army.|
|Regiment/Unit:||Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1st Battalion/ [2nd Battalion]|
|Date of Death:|
|Cause:||Survived the war|
William Croghan (Croughan) was born in Bog Lane, Longford in 15 May 1886. He married Elizabeth Kelly in Longford in January 1907.
Pte Croghan had a long military career and was serving in the army pre 1911 as he is recorded as being a soldier in the 1911 Census of England & Wales, where he was serving in India. He was one of the first Irish soldiers to enter the war in August 1914, which earned him the 1914 (Mons) Star; Croghan also earned the Silver War Badge (B/747)
William's brother, James, also served in the Great War.
|Parents Names:||Son of William Croghan and Mary (née Creaton/ Crayton/ Creighton), Bog Lane, Longford.|
|Notes:||Possible, but unlikely alternative Regimental Number: B/19408 -relating to City of London regiment|