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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Edward Sheehan
Date and place of birth: 1862 Cork , Ireland
Date and Place of Death: 2nd January 1936, Henry Street, Cork , Ireland
Childhood: Not known. No education
Parents occupations: N/K
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: None
Place of residence at Gretna: N/K
Marital status: Married
Positions held: N/K
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Edward Sheehan 1862 – 1936
Edward Sheehan was born in 1862 in Cork, Ireland to James.
1884 – living at Blarney Street, Cork – tried and charged with being drunk and disorderly 7th April 1884. Given 7 days hard labour or pay 7/6d. Face described as pockpitted.
1885- attested to Royal Munster on a series of short attestations
1888- served in East Indies
1892 – labourer, education NIL, in H M P Wakefield 7 days hard labour. Offence not recorded
1900-1902- served in S Africa
At some point prior to 1905 married Julia , listed as wife on service record living t 7 Travers Street, Cove Street, Cork.
Joined Royal Defence Corps on 31st October 1914, discharged aged 52 ( if his d of b is correct he would have been 55) on 23rd October 1917 under Paragraph 392 xvi – no longer for for active service.
1916 – described as illiterate on service papers and of 2 Devonshire Street, Cork, Ireland
Employed at Gretna .
Involved in unfortunate incident also involving Patrick Reehill and Frederick Gunter
Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Saturday 19 January 1918
“BUYING ARMY BOOTS. Patrick Rehill, vanman, Springfield. Gretna, pleaded guilty to a charge of having bought from Frederick Gunter, acting on behalf of Edward Sheehan, both privates in the Royal Defence Corps at Gretna, a pair of new regimental boots, in the Queen’s Head Canteen, Springfield, on December. had paid 10s for them. A fine was imposed.”
4th March 1918 – final discharge – disability listed on pension record
2nd January 1936 died of Cardiac failuire at his residence Henry Street , Cork