Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

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Byrne, John

Date of Birth
Service No.
S/10203 and 10203
Rank
1st Battalion
Date of Death
Age
25
Circumstances of Death
Killed in Action France and Flanders
Other Biographical Details

Son of Joseph Byrne of Ballycanew, Gorey. Formerly served as 4/4233 Pte in the Royal Irish Regiment. Killed during a quiet period four months before opening of Battle of the Somme on July 1st. According to article in Free Press in 1916 Byrne complained in letter home of 'dullness and inactivity' prior to death.