Thomas Vincent Brennan (06 October 1889 – 07 September 1920)

Thomas Vincent (Tom) Brennan was born in Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny, Ireland on 6 October 1889. (NAA Item 6512081) His mother Mary (née Byrne) Brennan was a newsagent, stationer and a boarding housekeeper in High St, opposite St James Street. John Brennan, Tom’s father, was a butcher. 1901 Census Ireland shows Mary (38), as widowed [...]

James Patrick Nolan (1 November 1888 (3) – 7 March 1973)

James Patrick Nolan was born in Coolnamara, County Carlow, Ireland, to Bridget Dalton and Robert Nolan. The 1901 Census Ireland records show that James lived on a farm with his mother Bridget (37), three younger brothers, Patrick (14), Robert (12) and Michael (10) and their aunt Johanna (65). There is some discrepancy in James’ date [...]

Thomas McGillicuddy (June 1891 – 08 July 1918)

Thomas McGillycuddy, the youngest of five children, was born in 1891 in small townland of Carhoobeg, County Kerry to Irish and English-speaking parents, Margaret and Timothy. (Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958, Vol 5, p. 257) The McGillycuddies were a Roman Catholic family and lived on a farmstead, which in addition to the three-room main [...]

Patrick (Joseph) Devine (17 March 1886 – 03 November 1917)

Patrick Devine was born into a large Roman Catholic family on 17 March 1886 in Skeaghvasteen, Kilkenny, Ireland. According to the Census of Ireland 1901, he lived with his parents, Patrick (55) and Elizabeth, or Eliza, (50), his grandmother Mary, who was 82 at the time, seven siblings (out of nine) and a young niece, Eliza [...]

James Kissane (01 April 1889 – 27 October 1953)

James Kissane was born on 1 April 1889 in Kilcock Upper, Lissleton, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland to parents John Michael and Catherine Cronin (Katie). He came from a large farming Catholic family. James lived with a younger sister, Lizzie, two older sisters, Mary and Norah, and three brothers, Patrick, John and Richard. The farm was [...]