Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, near Doullens
Michael and Elizabeth Ahearn, of Ireland. Brother of David Ahearn of 41 Poonah
Road, St Helier, Jersey.
Killed in action, aged 27 years
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post
of Wednesday 12 July 1916
of Honour. We regret to state that yesterday Mr Daniel Ahearn of 41 Poonah Road
received notification that his youngest brother, Private John Ahearn of the Royal
Inniskilling Fusiliers, had died of wounds received in action on 5 July. The soldier,
who was 27, had been in the Army for about 12 years. He was last in the Island
in 1914 when he returned from foreign service. He had been wounded previously
during this campaign and from the last letters was looking forward to the coming
offensive. The deceased was most popular amongst his comrades and a number of
friends in the Island will regret to hear of his decease.