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17/325 Rifleman Edmund Rooney

   8th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

                 7th June 1917

Born in Kilkeel County Down,Northern Ireland

in 1895.

On 02-04-1911,he is recorded in the Irish census as living with his father,Henry Rooney,a farmer,his mother,Margaret(nee Quinn(married 1867)) along with his 3 brothers ,Thomas,William and Charles and also his 4 sisters,Eva,Annie,Jane and Edith

at Aughnahoory,Kilkeel,Co.Down.

He enlisted in Belfast and his dis-embarkation into France was on 04-10-1915.

He was killed in action on 07-06-1917. 

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