Sunday, 1 June 2014

WW1 Limerick diaspora

An interactive map showing where each of the Limerick natives in the WW1 Commonwealth War Graves Commission database are commemorated across the world is the topic of an article Remembering the 1,000 Limerick soldiers who died during World War I.

One of them died in Canada. He is recorded as Private John Martin O'Donoghue of the 14th B. Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), buried in Montreal`s Notre Dame Neiges Cemetery.
His military records show he attested in August 1916 under the surname O`Donohue, occupation steamship officer, and that he died on 9 October 1918 of broncho-pneumonia following influenza.

Thanks to Gail Dever of Genealogy à la carte for the tip.

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