McCarthy, 10819 Private Charles - Royal Irish Regt

mccarthy medal card

Correct man from Roll Book. Mahony has him as C McCarthy in Royal Irish Regt. Keogh says born Co Cork. Keogh has him as James McCarthy of Cork and RMF, and Casement records him as a labourer before enlisting.

Photo in Irish-American newspaper 'The Gaelic American' on 27 November 1915. was later given as this man. The identification being made by a returning POW and Irish Police

1894 circa born Youghal on Roll

1901 census a possible entry is this Charles McCarthy, born circa 1896. Living with his parents at 6 Nile Street, Youghal

1911 census. The family are still living in Nile St, Youghal. The children's names are haywire, but I note that the parents cannot read

1913 His service number indicates that he enlisted around Nov or Dec 1913

1914 Taken prisoner, and followed the rest of the Irish Brigade through Limburg, Zossen and Danzig

1915 Oct 25. Gives his address as at his brother John McCarthy, Courthouse (another note says Clock Gate), Yougal.

1915 Dec Did not volunteer for Egypt

1918 Nov . O'Toole when he was debriefed gives a list of men whom he says left Danzig camp soon after the armistice, insisting on going to a POW camp in order to be transported home. He appears on O'Toole's list

Keogh has him as killed in a British ambush while serving in old IRA in 1920/21 (IRA Captain Patrick McCarthy is shot dead during ambush on Black and Tans at Millstreet. 22 Nov 1920 Which I need to explore to see if it is him) (Newmarket Battalion, Cork No. 2 Brigade) is killed when taking part in an ambush on the RIC (Black and Tans) at Upper Mill Lane, Millstreet.

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