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    Posted: 25 Mar 2012 at 17:01
With this soldier's anniversary only three days away, I felt it appropriate to post his details on the Roll of Honour for his Battalion.
I believe that he is the first Gallipoli related death for the 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers (albeit from pneumonia).

KAVANAGH, Peter Private 9843 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Born: Dublin Enlisted: Dublin

Age: 27 Date of Death: 28/03/1915 Cause: Died of pneumonia.

Family Notes: Son of Peter Kavanagh, of 16, Verschoyle Place, Lower Mount St., Dublin.

Trade/profession: Regular Soldier.

Other notes: Private Kavanagh’s Medal Index Card shows him as entering the Gallipoli Theatre of Operations on 15/3/1915; his Index Card also shows him as “Died 29/3/1915.” This is the only Medal Index Card that I have found for a member of 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers that shows an entry date to the Gallipoli Theatre of March 1915, all others shows the 25/4/1915.

Census notes: The 1911 English Census shows Peter (aged 22) serving as a Private soldier with 1st Bn Royal; Dublin Fusiliers at, Ahmednagar, India.

Special Notes: Private Kavanagh is listed in the IWM records and Soldiers Died (Part 73) as “Died Gallipoli, 28/3/15”; it is recorded in Neill’s Blue Caps Part III, Page 16 that “Private Kavanagh Royal Dublin Fusiliers died of pneumonia on March 28th and was buried at sea”.

Grave/Memorial: Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.

Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume IV, Page 308.

Edited by Mal Murray - 08 May 2015 at 14:01
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