45973 Staff Sergeant Thomas O'Connor, Royal Garrison Artillery

1891 Mar 11. Born Thomas James O'Connor at Carrickshock, Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny, to Terence O'Connor and Catherine O'Connor, formerly Foley. His father Terence O'Connor, was a Constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary, and was living at Rathdowney, Queen's County

1914 Oct 17 Enlisted in RGA. He was a Blacksmith born Kilkenny. Mother Kate

1915 Aug 28 Landed in France

1917 Nov 25 Promoted Fitter Staff Sgt

1919 Feb 23 - died of Influenza aged 30 at Union Work House Infirmary, Thomastown, County Kilkenny CWGC Aged 28 Royal Garrison Artillery Son of Mrs. Catherine O'Connor, of Castlecolumb, Knocktopher. His brother James also died on service and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, France.


British Soldiers died in Ireland