ET/50743 Driver John Connaughton, 21 Company, Royal Army Service Corps


1895 Born Ardagh, County Longford to James and Maria Connaughton

1901 Census Grange More, Breedoge Roscommon Ireland

1911 Census Working as a General Labourer

1915 Jan Enlisted as a Transport Special, Army Service Corps. Driver/Sadler TS/5490 , Army Service Corps TS Transport Specials. TS means that the man was specially enlisted for his trade: in other words, he came from civilian employment in a trade that was of direct value to work in the Horse Transport as Sadler

1915 Apr 5. Disembarked in France

1915 to 1916 served in France

1916 to 1917 served in Salonica

1917 to 1919 served in Egypt

Re-numbered T/8316 Driver John Connaughton, Army Service Corps

25 June 1919 discharged on re-enlistment

1919 Jun 25. discharged Re-numbered T/8316 Driver John Connaughton, Army Service Corps T/ Horse Transport

1919 Jun 26. Re-enlisted Royal Army Service Corps. Driver ET/50743 Driver John Connaughton, Royal Army Service Corps ET Horse Transport in Cairo aged 24 years and 116 days. Occupation listed as Saddler. Posted to the 539th Horse Transport Company at the Curragh

1920 May 28 married Mary Donnelly at the Curragh while serving with 539th Horse Transport Company, RASC

1920 Nov 3. daughter Mary Kate born at the Curragh

1921 Aug 24. 1914-15 issued

1921 Oct 11. Deserted at the Curragh from no.21 Company, Royal Army Service Corps

1921 Dec 24. BWM & VM issued

1922 Jun 1. enlisted at Carriglass, Longford as a Regular into the Free State Army as 21341 (2436) Private John Joseph Connaughton, Infantry, 1st Midlands Division, Western Command. Aged 26, from Longford married to Mary Connaughton.

1922 Nov 12/13.Serving at the Kelleher Barracks, Longford.

1922 Nov 28. BWM & VM returned

1923 Aug 30. 1914-15 returned

Missing in Ireland