Private John Tiernan

D/B Company,

2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers,

Prisoner of war 24th May 1915 (Mouse Trap Farm),

From Dublin, aged 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another casualty of the 2nd Battalion at http://Mouse Trap Farm was John Tiernan from Dublin.

One of 294 men originally posted as missing after the battle, John was in fact captured and spent the remainder of the war as a prisoner in Limburg POW camp in Germany.

Limburg, Prisoner of War camp…
Photo: http://www.irishbrigade.eu/camps/limburg.html

John spent nearly four years in captivity, returning to his widowed mother, in early 1919. She was living at 16 Rathdown Terrace on the North Circular Road in Dublin City.

 

Lance Corporal Leslie Henry Francis

1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Died of Wounds, 22nd October 1918

Aged 20 from Cardiff.

Francis Francis_L.H

Leslie was a young man from Cardiff, Wales, serving with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans during the German Spring Offensive on the 22nd March 1918, dying whilst still in captivity, from the ‘Spanish Flu Epidemic’ on the 22nd of October 1918. He is buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL.

Photo from branches.britishlegion.org.uk
Photo from branches.britishlegion.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”
G.K. Chesterton

 

Rifleman Edward Collins

2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

aged 22, from Dublin

taken Prisoner of War 26th August 1914,

At Caudry, Nr Le Cateau

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