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O'Loughlin, John ("Duff?")

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O’Loughlin, John ("Duff"?)
56th Field Coy., Royal Engineers
d. Thursday, 14th January 1915
Husband of Catherine O’Loughlin, of Bogberry, Ennistymon
Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
IV. B. 13
Volunteer Instructor Killed - From The Clare Journal

The Ennistymon Volunteers have learned with deepest regret of the death at the Front in Belgium of their late instructor Sapper John O'Loughlin who was attached to the Royal Engineers.  The commanding officer, in communicating news of the death to the bereaved widow of the deceased under the date 15/01/1915, wrote:- "It is with deep regret that I report to you the death of your husband. He was killed last night when doing his duty at the front.  Only two weeks ago it was my great pleasure to mention his name in dispatches for the very good work he had done on previous occasions in the face of the enemy. His loss is very deeply felt by the officers and men of the company.  With greatest sympathy in your terrible loss."

A native of Ennistymon, the deceased was only 35 years old and besides his widow leaves 4 little ones ranging from 4 months to 6 years of age to mourn his loss. The greatest sympathy is felt with the bereaved wife and children with their sad loss. The local Volunteer Corps for whom the late sapper did so much during his period as instructor has arranged for a memorial mass to be offered for him.