T/445025 Private John Rooney, Royal Army Service Corps (Horse Transport)

 

1874 Born or 1880

1916 Jan 10 Enlisted in Seaforth Highlanders. Claimed to be 35 years and 10 months. He has taken about 7 years off his age, as he was given as 45 years old on death in 1919. The information on his family is below

1916 Jan 29. Court martial - fraudulent enlistment, 28 days detention, 21 days remitted.

1916 Court martial for desertion dispensed with. He actually did desert on 19th April to see his wife "for a day" before being posted abroad. He got caught up in the Easter Rising and served with Royal Irish Rifles, until 1 May, atayed on till

1916 Aug 28 Posted to Salonica

1916 Jul 24 Posted back to UK

1919 Feb 20 Discharged. While in hospital for malaria and bronchitis Living at 3 Whitworth Place, Drumcondra

1919 Feb 25. Died of Bronchitis King George V Hospital, Dublin (Service Record on Ancestry). Son of Mrs. R. Rooney, of 43, Dawson St., Dublin. Age 45

 

British soldiers died in Ireland