We remember Francis Edward Ledwidge

We remember Francis Edward Ledwidge

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Timeline

Timeline

1875
sibling Patrick Ledwidge Source:6248192 1875
1885
sibling Thomas Ledwidge Source:6248196 1885
1887
birth Slane, County Meath Ireland Source:6986533 19th August 1887
1894
sibling Joseph Ledwidge Source:6248196 1894
1901
location Slane. Co.Meath. Ireland parents address Source:8583606 1901
1901
dates Age 13 Source:6248192 31st March 1901
1914
enlistment Richmond Barracks, Dublin Ireland Source:6986533 24th October 1914
service British Army Private 16138 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Source:2342006
service British Army Lance Corporal 16138 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion Source:6186900
location Drogheda Road, Slane Ireland parents address Source:9177016
1917
death Killed in Action Whilst Ledwidge and his battalion were taking a breat from road laying near Boezinge a shell exploded alongside killing the poet and 5 others Ypres Belgium Source:7005656 Source:6248215 Source:6986533 31st July 1917
burial Artillery Wood Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial West-Vlaanderen 11. B. 5. Artillery Wood Cemetery West Vlaanderen,Belgium Belgium Source:7005656

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Francis Edward
Initials FE
Last Name Ledwidge
Source 6986533
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Drogheda Road, Slane Ireland parents address
Slane. Co.Meath. Ireland parents address 1901
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 16138 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Private
British Army 16138 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Battalion Lance Corporal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Patrick Ledwidge father
Anne Ledwidge mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Thomas Ledwidge brother 1885
Joseph Ledwidge brother 1894
Patrick Ledwidge brother 1875
Religion
DateReligionSource
1901 Roman Catholic

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Medal Index Card
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Adrienne2953
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Imperial1
Ireland Census 1901 Transcription MARY2719

External Evidence

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Census of Ireland, 1901 Adrienne2953
Census of Ireland, 1911 Adrienne2953
Wikipedia entry for Francis Ledwidge Adrienne2953
Books published by Francis Ledwidge Adrienne2953
Photo of Private Francis Ledwidge Adrienne2953
GWGC Debt of Honour database Simon6500
In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge by Seamus Heaney Adrienne2953
Plaque at Ebrington Square, Londonderry Yvonne27542
Plaque at Ledwidge Cottage Museum, Drogheda Road, Slane Yvonne27542
Plaque at Slane Bridge, Slane Yvonne27542
"To One Dead" Connie110407
"Home" Connie110407
"It is terrible to be always homesick." Connie110407

Multimedia

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Francis Edward Ledwidge Simon6500
Remembered with Honour Simon6500
Cap Badge of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Simon6500
Grave of Lt. Francis Ledwidge Adrienne2953
Commemorative plaque, Flanders Adrienne2953
Boesinghe, Flanders Adrienne2953
Soliloquy Adrienne2953
Ledwidge Weg Adrienne2953
Francis Ledwidge's Memorial Plaque David107900
Francis E Ledwidge Susanna2213
Portrait from the Bain Collection Ian3310

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