Mahony, Cornelius John (Corporal, 17 Battalion, b.1884 d. 1917)

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Accession Number MSS1664
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Mahony, Bernadette
Mahony, Michael Joseph
Date made 2007
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

"The Story of Cornelius John Mahony: Prepared for the 90th Anniversary of his Death at Broodseinde, Belgium on 9th October 1917". Widowed in 1915 and enlisted in the 17th Battalion in the same year. Wounded in July 1916 on the Western Front and rejoined his battalion in September only to be wounded again in November. Returned again in December 1916, was promoted to Corporal and went to Rollestone Artillery School in England for training. Returned to France in 1917 and listed as 'missing' after the attack at Broodseinde. Officially listed as 'killed in action' in April 1918. This manuscript tries to determine what happened.