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Pte. William Cahill

British Army Leinster Regiment 7th Btn.


(d.31st Jul 1917)

My Great Grandfather, William was born in 1881 and enlisted in Mullingar sometime in 1916. He was killed in action on 31st July 1917 on the first day of 3rd Ypres, whilst on a digging party at Potijze crossroads.

He is buried with 9 other personell from the 7th Leinsters who were killed in the same incident. According to the family he was only in the trenches for about 6 months before he met his end. He is buried at Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery and his stone includes the epitaph 'He died with a smile his country to save - his memory lives with the true and the brave".

Mike Hegarty

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