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 Waterford Star 4th November 1916


“News has been officially received at Cappoquin that Private Thomas Collins, aged 20years, of the 7th Leinster Regiment No. 10378, has been killed in action on September 9th.   The deceased, who had one year and seven months service, was the son of Corporal John Collins, R.G.A, B.E.F France, and was a native of Barrack Street Cappoquin.  He had been through many engagements, including the Dardanelles.  Prior to joining the army he was a faithful and popular employee on the Chearnley Estate at Salterbridge, and sympathy is expressed for his parents and relatives. The sad news also reached Cappoquin that Private William Hackett, of the Royal Irish Regt, was killed in action about the same date.  He had rather short service, and was one of the quietest men reared at the Old Chapel Street, Cappoquin”

Collins has no known grave, but he is listed on pier and face 16c on the Thiepval memorial in France. William Hackett was in the 6th battalion and died on 9th September service number: 9806. He was born in Lismore and enlisted in Cappoquin.  Has no known grave but is listed on pier and face 3A on the Thiepval Memorial in France.



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