Waterford Soldier Killed in Action

The Waterford News - 2nd of November 1917. Page 8

Waterford Soldier Killed in Action
Courtesy of The Waterford News

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WATERFORD SOLDIER KILLED.

Driver John McGrath, Machine Gun Corps, whose people reside at 4 Mall Lane, Waterford, and who was reported missing on 16th August last, is now reported killed in France. The sad intelligence is contained in a letter from his Chaplain, Rev. F. Donohoe, S.J., who writes that the deceased, with a party carrying ammunition and water to the front line, successfully got through the barrage to his destination, but was lost on the return journey, for his mule returned riderless. "He was an excellent man," writes the Chaplain, "and was behaving with the utmost gallantry. His officer sends his sincerest condolence and sympathy." The deceased soldier joined two years ago, and had been in France about twelve months. He was previously employed at O'Mara's, Bridge Street, was a member of the National Volunteers, and was a very popular young man.



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