From Ballycumber to the Western Front

Denis Geraghty, Connaught Rangers


    • Memoir with text and images (16 pp)
    • This story is about Denis Geraghty from Ballycumber, County Offaly (formerly the Kings County), Ireland. Denis joined the Connaught Rangers in November 1915 in Athlone Barracks, Ireland and he was killed in action near the town of Strazeele on the 13th of April 1918. He was my Mother's uncle, her Father's youngest and only brother. He was almost the forgotten one of the family as he was killed and buried far from home. Following the death of my own Mother I contacted a cousin of mine who had some postcards that Denis had sent from France. With these I started the research that resulted in producing this story of his short military career. Hopefully by telling his story in this way he will be remembered by family members and others for generations to come. May he rest in peace.





  • Date:

    • 1918-04-13
    • 1915-11-16
  • Temporal:

    • 2013-04-18 12:48:16 UTC
  • Place/Time:

    • Western Front



  • Rights:

    • http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

References and relations


  • Location:

    • Ireland, England and France.
  • Place/Time:

    • Western Front

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