We remember Michael Whelan

We remember Michael Whelan

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Timeline

Timeline

1884
birth Piercestown, County Wexford Ireland Source:8988198 Source:8988193 1884
1911
location Agra, United Provinces India military residence address Source:8988198 2nd April 1911
1914
location Raglan South Barracks, Devonport United Kingdom military residence address Source:8988171 11th August 1914
enlistment Wexford Ireland Source:8988192
service British Army Private 8917 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Source:8988193
1914
death Killed in Action The Battalion received orders to attack Le Pilly. Although they drove the Germans out they were left dangerously exposed and the next day they were surrounded and overwhelmed. Le Pilly, Nord France Source:8987468 Source:8988171 19th October 1914
burial Le Touret Memorial CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Pas de Calais France Panels 11 and 12 Source:8988193

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Michael
Initials M
Last Name Whelan
Source 8987465
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Agra, United Provinces India military residence address known 2nd April 1911
Raglan South Barracks, Devonport United Kingdom military residence address known 11th August 1914
Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
British Army 8917 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914 Star with Clasp First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Fife3190
Soldiers died in the Great War 1914-1919 Transcription Patrick63223
Ireland: National Roll of Honour 1914-1921 Transcription Patrick63223
1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription Patrick63223
Prisoners of War 1914-1920 Transcription Patrick63223

External Evidence

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Medal Card on ancestry Fife3190
The Campaigns and History of the Royal Irish Regiment Vol.II from 1900 to 1922 Patrick63223
"There's a Devil in the Drum" by J.F.Lucy Patrick63223
“The Mons Star: The British Expeditionary Force 1914” Patrick63223
“Within Four Walls” by Major M.C.C. Harrison and Captain H. Cartwright Patrick63223
The Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223
Ireland and the First World War - the Battle of Le Pilly Patrick63223
Le Pilly honours 177 Irish men killed in first World War battle. Patrick63223
Wherever the Firing Line Extends Patrick63223

Multimedia

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Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge Patrick63223
One of the ditches occupied by RIRgt at Le Pilly Patrick63223
Rue du Pilly, Herlies, Pas de Calais Patrick63223
The station where the wounded were treated Patrick63223
Map of the actions at Le Riez and Le Pilly Patrick63223
Le Touret Memorial Patrick63223
Agra Fort, India Patrick63223
Piercestown, County Wexford Patrick63223
SS Herschel Patrick63223
The area to the east of Mons Patrick63223
La Bascule crossroads, Mons, Belgium Patrick63223
Restaurant Leon on Chausee de Binche Patrick63223
Rue Leon Save, Mons, Belgium. Patrick63223
Map of the Battle of Mons Patrick63223
The fields between Caudry and Audencourt Patrick63223
The road cutting south west of Audencourt Patrick63223
Map of the battle at Caudry/Audencourt Patrick63223
A typical pave road. Patrick63223
Orly-sur-Morin Patrick63223
Map of the action at Orly Patrick63223
Le Chateau de Vauxcelles, Vailly-sur-Aisne Patrick63223
Courcelles Patrick63223
Vieille-Chapelle after the first bombardment Patrick63223
2nd Battalion R.I.Rgt. Memorial, Mons. Patrick63223
2nd Battalion R.I.Rgt. Memorial, Mons. Patrick63223
La Ferté-sous-Jouarre Memorial Patrick63223
The fields between Le Pilly and Le Riez Patrick63223
Unknown Royal Irish Regiment Soldiers Patrick63223
The Guardhouse at Raglan Barracks, Devonport Patrick63223

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