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22779   Private Bernard Crilly
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 47th Company, Machine Gun Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/04/1893
Died: 08/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Bernard Crilly was the second son of John and Annie Crilly. Bernard Crilly was born on 13th April 1893 in Draperstown. Like his father, Bernard was a fowl dealer. Private Crilly was initially with the 4th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment (No 3568). Private Bernard Crilly was serving with 47th Company of the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) when he died on Friday 8th September 1916. He was 22 years old. In his will, he left all to his mother who was living at Tonaght Cottage, Draperstown.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 5C + 12C
CWGC Casualty 757470
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
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1 1901 Census lists 'Crelly' family 1901 census lists Bernard as age 7 living with the family at house 67 in Draperstown, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Crilly family 1911 census lists Bernard as age 18 living with the family at house 58 in Draperstown, Londonderry
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Bernard Crilly
4 Private Charles Crilly Brother of Private Bernard Crilly
5 Private Francis Donnelly Private Francis Donnelly's will benefactor was his sister, Brigid Crilly
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