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Notes made from visit to National Library in Dublin, viewing Westmeath Independant archives.

Saturday 1st March 1947

Martin Delaney, Moyally, Moate.

Ex British Serviceman in receipt of British Army Pension, died 27th February 1947. He took the bus from Killbegan to Tubber and was found in the river by two workmen. He served in the Boer War and took part in the battle of Ladysmith, and was wounded in Flanders. He was buried in Tubber cemetery, and is remembered by Jack, William, Joseph and James, his brothers.

Westmeath County Manager has appointed Mr. W. Kelly 46, Parnell Square as a gravedigger for Cornamgh Cemetery at a wage of 3.10s. 0d. per week

 

Athlone Family Bereaved, Westmeath January 1943.

Late Nurse Joyce Hewitt, Parents Eddie Hewitt, Hewitt family held in high esteem. Service on Sunday evening in Belfast by Albert Holland, attended by Parents and forty nurses.

Rev M.H Cooper Cornamagh, assisted by Rector, Rev Mr. Furlong. Mum and Dad, Uncle Willie, Aunt Lizzie, Aunty Ciss, Loo, Nursing Staff Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. Mr and Mrs Ashton, Blackburn Family, Taylor Family, Simmonds Family. Class mates from Ranelagh School. Nearly Forty wreaths.

 

Westmeath Bombing Victim. October 1940

Michael McDermott, aged around 40, a native of Patrick Street, Mullingar. Mother and sister living in Laburnum Rd, Hayes Middlesex. He had only worked at Factory for three days.

(Information from CWGC Website)

Michael McDermott aged 37, died 30th September 1940. Son of Julia McDermott, 104 Laburnum Rd, Hayes, Middlesex. Died at Scotts Jam Factory, Silverdale Rd, Hayes.

 

Birth/Marriages/Deaths

Hewitt, William Only son of Edward and Margaret Hewitt, 14 Auburn Terrace, Athlone.

Westmeath Independant Saturday March 8th 1947

Drowned in India.

John Joseph Collins, of Upper Irishtown, Athlone. Eldest son of John Collins and Mrs Collins. He originally worked in General Textiles Athlone.

Later the same month a large obituary appeared, John Joseph Collins was also a former member of the Local Defense Force. missed by his family, Uncle Joe, Aunt Cissie and family in Inchicore in Dublin.

Westmeath Independant,Saturday March 8th 1947

William Henry died after a short Illness on March 1st in Mullingar Hospital. He was employed for many years by Athlone Woollen Mills. He left Athlone for Huddersfield in England in 1934 and joined the British Army in 1940 serving until 1945. Before emigrating he was a member of the Railwayman Dramatic Society and also the Hibernia Club. Missed by Paddy and Frank his brothers.

Westmeath Independant,Saturday August 17th 1946

Charles Skelly died 27th July after a long illness.

Eldest son on Sergeant William Skelly, and Brigid Skelly of 6, Friary View, Athlone. His remains arrived in Athlone on Wednesday July 31st. Missed by his Parents, Nancy Skelly(Sister), William Skelly(Brother). There where lots of messages of sympathy and telegrams, including the Non Commissioned Officers and Men of No 4 Garrison Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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