|Alternative Address:||Coach Yard, off Main Street, Longford|
Resident at (Mail) Coach Yard
Resident at Coach Yard (under the name Dannie)
|Regiment/Unit:||Connaught Rangers, 5th (Service) Battalion/ [4th Battalion]|
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Daniel (Danny/Dannie) was born 13 June 1894 in Longford town, the son of a labourer and housekeeper.
Pte O'Hara first enlisted with the 6th Rifle Battalion/ Special Reserve when he was 17 years and 6 months, later transferring to the 4th Battalion in Boyle in January 1910. He served at home (Ireland or Britain) until the outbreak of WW1. In November 1914 he was posted briefly to the 1st Battalion and then to the 5th (Service) Battalion. He was made Lance Corporal in August 1914.
He was deployed to the Front in France in November 1914 where he remained until May 1915. O'Hara then served with the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force (modern-day Iraq) from 1915 to 1917 and then served in Egypt with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force between 1917 and 1918, returning to the Western Front in 1918. Danny had been wounded in action in France in March 1915.
At the end of the war, Daniel was transferred back into the Reserve in February 1919.
Danny's brother, Private Peter O'Hara, served with the 2nd Leinsters in WW1, but was sadly killed-in-action during the Battle of the Somme.
|Parents Names:||Son of Thomas O'Hara and Mary Anne O'Hara (née Cully), Mail Coach Yard, Main Street, Longford|