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50587   Private Andrew Conway
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (British Army)
Died: 23/07/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
Andrew Conway was the son of William J Conway. Andrew was born in Desertmartin about 1890. Andrew Conway enlisted in Oakham, Rutland. Oakham is the county town of Rutland in the East Midlands, 25 miles east of Leicester. Andrew Conway served with Leicestershire Regiment for a time during World War One. Private Andrew Conway was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment when he was wounded. He died of those wounds on 23rd July 1917. He was 27 years of age. His wife Elizabeth lived at Galgorm Street, Ballymena.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dickebusch New Military Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave III-E-33
CWGC Casualty 442015
From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On reaching the village of Dikkebus, the cemetery is located on the Kerkstraat, which is a small street turning left off the Dikkebusseweg. 200 metres along this street, and just beyond the village church, lies the cemetery.
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1 1901 Census lists Conway family 1901 census lists Andrew as age 7 living with the family at house 3 in Granny, Tobermore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Conway family 1911 census does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 10 in Granny, Tobermore, Londonderry
3 Ballymena 1914-1918 Details of Private Andrew Conway
4 Photo of Private Andrew Conway's grave
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Royal Leicestershire Regiment Some details of Private Andrew Conway
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