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Photographs of John Grogan, Royal Army Medical Corps and medals of his nephew B. O'Farrell, 8th Hussars
DU105 CB Photographs of John Grogan, Royal Army Medical Corps and medals of his nephew B. O'Farrell, 8th Hussars
X medals of B. O'Farrell Royal Army Medical Crops records of John Grogan 4 photrographs of John Grogan
My grandfather, John Grogan, was born in Carlow on 4 July 1896. He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1914, at the age of 18. During the war he was a stretcher bearer, and one of his medal records mentions Egypt as a theatre of war. According to my father, on the way to Gallipoli he was injured and picked up in the water near Greece, from where he was brought to England. He sustained a leg injury and couldn't return to the fighting after this. However, he was in France until 1920 with the Graves Commission, as a gardener. One of the photographs provided was taken in 1916 when he was in France. He was wearing a black button on his uniforn as he was in mourning for his mother, whose funeral he was unable to attend. A second photograph shows him with two French soldiers, possibly taken after the war when he was working for the Graves Commission. A third photo show him with a mandolin, with a note on the back. There is a fourth photograph, date unknown, of him in a graveyard, probably in France post-war. I have included his R.A.M.C. records. John Grogan died in March 1946. I have also provided the medals of B. O'Farrell, a nephew to John Grogan, who died during the war and was buried in France, He as in the 8th Hussars (no. 11432).