1026058, 53100 Gunner Thomas O’Loughlin, 29th Battery, 31st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (RFA 31st Bde 29 Bty Clonmel)

1890 Born Co Clare

1901 Census at Ennistymon, Co Clare

Michael O’Loughlin    46  Slater and Plasterer
Mary O’Loughlin        43
Thomas O’Loughlin    11
Bridget O’Loughlin    7
Susan O’Loughlin       3
Norah O’Loughlin     

1908 Nov 16. Attested aged 18 at Templemore into 29th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Plasterer from Ennistymon, Co Clare. Nok Michael, Ennistymon, Co Clare (Father)

1911 Dec. Awarded the Indian Dunbar Coronation King George V Medal in India, serving with the 19th Battery, Royal Field Artillery

1914 Nov. Served in France with 9th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 7th (Meerut) Division of the Indian Army. 9th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery moved to France with the Division in 1914 and also went with it to Mesopotamia and Palestine in 1915 and 1917 respectively.

1915 Served in France & then Mesopotamia

1916 Served in Mesopotamia

1917 Served in Mesopotamia

1918 Served in France 1

1918 Mar 24. . Orders were received on that the Division would be relieved by the 7th (Meerut) Division and that it would then proceed to France. The Divisional artillery was exchanged with that of the Indian Division and all units sailed from Alexandria between 4 and 11 April. En route the ship Kingstonian, carrying IX Brigade RFA, 413 Company RE and a section of the Divisional Ammunition Column) was torpedoed on 11 April. The guns and equipment were lost but the men were rescued and finally arrived at Marseilles on the ships Lychnis and Berberis 12 April 1918. New guns and equipment were received by the brigade on 23-26 April 1918. Brigade transferred to the 52nd (Lowland) Division at Moascar. The Division went via Marseilles and concentrated near Abbeville by 23 April.

1918 Apr 29. On 29 April the Division moved to Aire and took over a sector of front line near Vimy on 6 May. It was withdrawn into reserve on 23 July and eight days later once again went into the line north east of Arras:

1918 Nov 11. The Division was in the front line north of the Mons canal and was engaged on clearing Herchies. The demobilisation of the Division began in December and the service of the Division came to an end on 31 May when the final cadres left for home. The Division reformed as part of the Territorial Army in April 1920.

1920 Aug 8. Deserted aged 30 at Cahir from 29th Battery, 31st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

1920 Aug 17 Fraudulently Re enlisted while a deserter as no.1418395 Gunner Patrick Clancy into Royal Artillery. The regimental no1026058 was later resumed for service record

1921 Dec 29. Medals returned

1928 Aug 16. transfer to Section B, Active Reserve as 1418395 Gunner Patrick Clancy

1929 Apr 19 Medals re issued on application

1932 Aug 16. discharged Para 497 (vii) KR

1956 May 11. enquiry on Medal Card

1957 Apr-Jun Died at Ennis


Soldiers missing in Ireland