Bernard Aloysius Rooney, Connaught Rangers

1895 Feb 21. Born Ireland (from ADRIC roll. And there is a Bernard Rooney born near Glencade in 21 Feb 1895 in Manorhamilton District, however I cannot get him in either census.

There are a lot of Rooneys living in Glenade. His address on his Protection Cert in 1920 is Creevelea, Glenade as on MIC) .

1915 Aug 14. Enlisted with Leinster Regt. He is living at 2 Breadal Lane, Glasgow when he enlists

1915 Dec 17 . Landed in France

1917 Aug 29. Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Mar 25 Returned to UK. Gassed

1919 Feb 28. Promoted Lt

1919 Summer at Edgeworth stow House , Longford, learning farming.

1920 March forced out of this job by IRA

1920 Apr 1. B A Rooney gazetted out as Lt in 3rd Connaught Rangers.

1921 Mar 20. Joined ADRIC with service no 1842. Posted to P Coy. Joined in Ireland

1921 Apr 8. Posted to I Coy

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1926 Living in Co.Down

1939 Living in Belfast


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