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Private William Murtagh

1st Battalion Irish Guards `No 4`Company
Service No: s / 3291

William Murtagh grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Josephine Murtagh of New Cottages, Duleek St, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Born / Resided

Drogheda, Co. Meath / 33 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge


Killed in Action 17/02/1915


Drogheda 1914


Tube Worker in the British Tube Works



Buried / Remembered

Cuinchy Communal Cemetery, Nord, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Cuinchy remained during almost the whole of the War within range of German guns, and the cemeteries in the Commune were made, so far as British troops are concerned, by fighting units and Field Ambulances. There are now over 100, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Two graves from the 1914-18 War, destroyed by shell fire, are represented by special memorials.

Additional Information

William returned home to his native Drogheda to enlist. Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds and St Augustines Churches Rolls of Honour (see photos)

  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home

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