19033 Michael George McGirr

9th(Service)Battalion 

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

I was unable to find much at all about Michael.

His place of birth is given as Rantam N.B. ,but not the date it occurred on. I believe the N.B. stands for New Brunswick in Canada,but have been unable to find a the place name of Rantam. 

He enlisted in Culmstock. Devon(but did not appear on any census records for that area) and his date of disembarkation into France was on 21/12/1915.  

He was killed in action on  01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.

The officer in charge requested disposal of medals on 02/02/1922. Further requests were made on 31/03/1922 and 28/04/1922 as no next of kin could be traced. 

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