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Kirwan, T F

Windmill British Cemetery

Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux

Son of Thomas & Ann Kirwan of 3 Elizabeth Lane, St Helier, Jersey

Killed in action, aged 19 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 10 January 1918

Roll of Honour. Mr & Mrs Kirwan of 3 Elizabeth Lane have received the sad news that their son, Rifleman T Kirwan of the 1st Rifle Brigade, has been killed in action. The soldier, who was in his 20th year, volunteered over two years ago and had been twice wounded. He was well known locally and was a most efficient soldier, the Captain of his Company, in conveying the sad news states "Your son was in the front line and had just come off sentry and was going along the trench when he was hit by a trench mortar shell, death was instantaneous and painless. We shall all miss him for his lively and cheerful face kept everyone who came into contact with him in good spirits. He was a good soldier and knew his job, he still had something of the boy in him and I liked his spirit and only wish I had more like him. He died on 31 December and was buried on New Years Day in a cemetery behind the trenches. The whole Company join me in tendering you our sincerest sympathy at this time". We offer the bereaved family our heartfelt condolences.



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Thomas Francis (Frank) Kirwan

Rifleman Thomas Francis (Frank) Kirwan
1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Kings Royal Rifle Corps)

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Thursday 12 July 1917

Three Times Wounded. The mother of Rifleman T F Kirwan of the Kings Royal Rifles has received news that this soldier is in hospital at Etaples suffering from wounds in the right leg, fortunately the injuries are believed to be slight. This is the second time this lad has been wounded.


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