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    Posted: 04 Oct 2012 at 17:22

CASSIDY James Private 8905, *W Coy, 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Born: Dublin *Resided: Dunne Street, Dublin Enlisted: Dublin.

*Age: 19 Date of Death: 03/10/1915 Cause: Killed in action.

*Family Notes: Son of, Mrs. Mary Anne Cassidy (nee Farrell) and the late Hugh Cassidy, of 17, Dunne Street, Dublin.

Religion: Roman Catholic. Trade/profession: Apprentice Brush Maker (1911 Census).


Suvla Work continued during rest of the day and at night actual connection with left of blockhouse established. Two new communication trenches to support line started, also new support trench by 1/Royal Fusiliers lent to us. RE work in blockhouse poor, also wiring most skimpy. 400 rounds fired by battalion at snipers and working parties of Turks. Casualties: Hospital 4: killed 1, 8905 Private J Cassidy, X Coy: wounded 1, 21203 Private J Fagan, Z Coy. Capt Carruthers rejoined at 18.00 4 Oct and posted to command, X Coy, also his company, Sgt Major and 1 man returned. These 3 had been to Alexandria to fetch base kits.

                                 Extract from War Diary of 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers (dated 5/10/15).


Other notes: Private Cassidy’s Medal Index Card shows him as entering the “French” Theatre of Operations on 1/7/1915; his Index Card also shows him as “KIA 3/10/1915”.

Will notes: Private Cassidy in his will (dated 1/7/15) bequeathed all his personal effects to his mother, named as “Mrs. Cassidy, 17 Dunne Street, Dublin”.

Census Notes: The 1911 Census shows James (aged 15) residing with his widowed mother, Mary Anne (aged 36) at, No. 17, Dunne Street, Dublin, also present were his brother and sister, Thomas (aged 17) and Christina (aged 13); his mother stated that during her marriage she had three children, all of whom were alive at the time of the Census. Mrs. Cassidy’s brother, Thomas Farrell is shown as present for the Census and as head of the family. The 1901 Census shows the family (residing at, No. 5, Empress Place, Mountjoy, Dublin) as follows: Hugh (Tailor, aged 30) and Mary Ann (aged 28) and their children, Thomas (aged 7), James (aged 5) and Christine (aged 3).

Special notes: All the standard records, IWM, Soldiers Died (Part 32) and the CWGC show Private Cassidy’s date of death as “3/10/1915”; the War Diary Entry would appear to show it as “5/10/1915”, this may be explained by the following extract (dated 3/10/15) which notes a change in the way entries were to be made “Name in tomorrows casualty lists. (in future the diary for any day will cover the previous night up to 12 noon of the day in question. e.g. diary of 4th Oct will cover operations from 12 noon of 3rd to 12 noon of 4th).

Grave/Memorial: I. C. 15. Azmak Cemetery, Suvla.

IWM Records Page No: Volume II, Page 23.

Information preceded by an * Asterisk is new information over and above the GWGC entry.

Edited by Mal Murray - 08 May 2015 at 14:00
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