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 Cornelius “Con” O'Rahilly

Cornelius “Con” O'Rahilly

Birth
County Cork, Ireland
Death 8 Oct 1973 (aged 78)
County Cork, Ireland
Burial Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland
Memorial ID 132740564 · View Source
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Son of Cornelius Rahilly and Mary Kelleher, of Dooneen.

He joined the British Army in May 1913.
At the start of WW1, he was recorded as
10714 Private Cornelius Rahilly
The Royal Irish Regiment.

During the retreat from Mons, Belgium, in August 1914, he was taken prisoner of war by the German army. As a soldier in the early days of the war, and part of the British Expeditionary Force, he was one of "The Old Contemptibles". During his imprisonment he "changed sides", and was recruited into the Casement Brigade.

On his return to Ireland in 1919, he joined the IRA, and became a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion of the 4th Cork Brigade.

For an account of his time in Germany, and afterwards, see a well-researched article
Irish Brigade



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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 13 Jul 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 132740564
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cornelius “Con” O'Rahilly (14 Feb 1895–8 Oct 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 132740564, citing Drishane Cemetery, Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .