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Ahern, J E

Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension

Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, near Doullens

Son of 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

Roll 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.


John Edward Ahearn

Private John Edward Ahearn
1st Battalion. Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers

1914-15 Star

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


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