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Blake, Thomas David

Date of Birth
Service No.
105125
Rank
Date of Death
Age
29
Circumstances of Death
Died at home.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Francis & Ellen Blake née Cullen of Coddstown. Husband of Mary Blake née Meyler, Coddstown, Killinick, Co. Wexford. There is a discrepancy between record and local newspaper article in terms of place of death.

Quirke, Patrick

Date of Birth
Address
Coolyearney (Ballindaggan, Wexford).
Service No.
76755
Rank
5th Bty. 45th Bde.
Date of Death
Age
25
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France
Other Biographical Details

Son of James and Ellen Quirke (née Doyle) of Coolyearney (Ballindaggan, Wexford). Ellen (Mother) is recorded at the head of the family on 1901 census as farmer and shopkeeper.
Killed just before the opening of the Battle of the Somme (1916) while serving with 8th Division - most likely while unit was laying down bombardment in advance of the British offensive.
Buried at BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France.