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Drumbade Bellananagh County Cavin
Name on memorial incorrectly given as 'Owen O'Reilly'.
A teacher at Eastwood County Boys' School (also known as Eastwood British/Undenominational, Albert Street School) from 4 January 1914 until he left on 2 March 1915 to enlist.
13 May 1917
573081 - CWGC Website
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Private
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Enlisted 1915 as Private 05115 Army Cyclist Corps then transferred to Sherwood Foresters (Medal Roll). To Western Front approximately July 1916. Wounded 11 May 1917 and died of wounds two days later. Buried Marteville Communal Cemetery, Attilly (grave ref A.23). Awarded 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Listed in Nottinghamshire County Council register of employees who served (Nottinghamshire Archives ref CC CL 2/12/1/1). Record completed by 'John Reilly'. Eastwood County Boys School Log 1895-1932 (Nottinghamshire Archives ref SL58 2/2): Jan 4th 1914 – Mr Reilly commenced here today. March 2nd 1915 – Mr Reilly left today to join the Colours. He goes to Newcastle tomorrow.
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