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45Re: [milgenire] Help identifying uniform please

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  • Donnacha
    Jul 1, 2010
      I just want to add the link to all 63 Michael Caseys in the Medal Index Cards.  Worth noting that there are quite a number in Irish Regiments.
      If you intend ordering many of these you need first to read an explanation of the way these Cards are organized on the film, there being a number of cards per sheet.  Since an order will consist of a sheet you would get several records in addition to the one you want.  The thing to do is to manage your orders when you want several so that you don't go paying for a particular item twice.  There used to be an information sheet on this on the page at one time; perhaps it's still there. However, with all the privatization and the moneygrubbing who knows if it's anything like that now.

      --- On Thu, 7/1/10, Donnacha <ddgrant2004@...> wrote:

      From: Donnacha <ddgrant2004@...>
      Subject: Re: [milgenire] Help identifying uniform please
      To: milgenire@yahoogroups.com
      Received: Thursday, July 1, 2010, 3:32 PM

      If t is a Labour Corps badge, there is one candidate in the Medal Index:
      Medal card of  Casey, Michael
      Corps: 81st Labour Corps
      Regiment No: 384224
      Rank: Private
      1914-1920 WO 372/4

      --- On Wed, 6/30/10, Johnny Doyle <john.doyle670@ ntlworld. com> wrote:

      From: Johnny Doyle <john.doyle670@ ntlworld. com>
      Subject: Re: [milgenire] Help identifying uniform please
      To: milgenire@yahoogrou ps.com
      Received: Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 6:50 PM

      looking at your photo of Michael Casey on Ancestry, I'm tempted to
      say it's a Labour Corps badge with a bit of glare on the left hand
      side as we look at it.

      Not sure if this helps or hinders but these are the Casey's I came
      across that appear to have a Ballinasloe link (any chance they're related?):

      Name: Patrick Casey
      Birth Place: Ballinasloe
      Residence: Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
      Death Date: 2 Feb 1915
      Death Location: Home
      Enlistment Location: Ballinasloe
      Rank: Private
      Regiment: Connaught Rangers
      Battalion: 3rd Battalion
      Number: 4247
      Type of Casualty: Died

      Name: Michael Casey
      Birth Place: Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
      Residence: Ballinasloe
      Death Date: 29 Apr 1915
      Death Location: France & Flanders
      Enlistment Location: Ballinasloe
      Rank: Private
      Regiment: Connaught Rangers
      Battalion: 1st Battalion
      Number: 8728
      Type of Casualty: Died of wounds


      At 22:25 30/06/2010, Michael wrote:
      >Hi All
      >I've attached a photo of my Great Grandfather Michael Casey and am
      >trying to find out who he served with?
      >The picture was taken circa 1919 in Dublin and on his marriage
      >certificate to Bridget Cooney (Dublin, June 1916)his occupation was
      >recorded as Soldier and his residence as Galway. My Gran told me he
      >was from Ballinasloe, which I'm told was a garrison town during the
      >early part of the 20th century.
      >He moved to Liverpool as a civilian in 1929 and died there the
      >following year aged 42. Despite all this information I have
      >struggled to find any record of him on the Irish census of 1901 or
      >1911 or any sign of him in the British Military archives.
      >Any advice would be welcome.

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