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Cass, William

Date of Birth
Service No.
WR/42194
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
41
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
The son of William and Mary Ann Cass née Davis.

Ormsby, George

Date of Birth
Address
Hammersmith, Middlesex.
Service No.
210867
Rank
Regiment
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action, France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details
Son of Sgt Richard Ormsby, RIC, nd Elizabeth née Brosnan.

Reck, David J

Date of Birth
Address
Enniscorthy
Service No.
129410
Rank
Regiment
"M" Coy. 3rd Spec. Bn.
Date of Death
Age
20
Circumstances of Death
Died of Wounds France, possibly gas.
Other Biographical Details

Son of Laurence a shoemaker and Bridget Reck (née Grahaim) of Killisk, The Ballagh, Enniscorthy.  Buried at ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. David was born a twin. (Brother Sylvester died young.)

'Special Battalions' or 'Special Companies' of the Royal Engineers handled gas canisters for gas warfare - may have died of exposure to gas.