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Private Richard Cawley

1st Battalion Connaught Rangers
Service No: 5396

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Family Information

Husband of Mrs Cawley of 239 Main St, Coatbridge. Father of 2 children

Born / Resided

Bunninadden, Co. Sligo / 239 Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds 08/06/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge March 1915

Employed

Tennents Foundry

Age

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Buried / Remembered

Basra War Cemetery, Iraq

Cemetery / Memorial Information

During the First World War, Basra was occupied by the 6th (Poona) Division in November 1914, from which date the town became the base of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force. A number of cemeteries were used by the MEF in and around Basra; Makina Masus Old Cemetery was used from December 1914 to October 1916 and the Makina Masus New Extension was begun alongside the old cemetery in August 1917. These two sites formed the basis of the war cemetery. The site was significantly enlarged after the war when over 1000 graves were brought in from various sites. The cemetery contains 2,560 burials of the First World War, of which 76 are unidentified and 10 are non-commonwealth casualties (mostly Russian refugees). In addition, 6 casualties whose graves could not be found during the reburial phase were commemorated on special memorial headstones.

Additional Information

Newspaper clippings state Richard COWLEY and give the 09/06/1915 FRANCE as date and place of death. Also remembered on the St Patricks Roll of Honour

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