Sale WW1 

John Conroy

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:01st Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:King's Own (Royal Lancaster Rgt)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1888 in the Salford R.D. - ref: 8d/95, the
son of John & Margaret Conroy (nee Finn).

1891 Census - 21 Melville Street, Harpurhey, Manchester.    Son (John J.
Conroy) - aged: 2 - born: Blackley, Manchester.   Head of household - John
Conroy - Married - aged: 33 - occ: General Labourer - born: Manchester.  
Also - Margaret Conroy - Wife - aged: 32 - born: Blackley.   Plus 1 younger

1901 Census -  No Trace.

A Professional Soldier, he married Lily Gertrude Dunlop on the 9th May
1914, during the June quarter 1914 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/467.

WO 363 - Enlisted at Manchester on the 8th June 1904 - Blackdown Camp from
20th July 1904.  Colchester Camp from the 1st January 1906.   He was aged:
18 years 1 month and employed as a General Labourer.  He was 5 feet, 5 1/4
inches in height, 120 lb in weight, with a chest expansion of 32 1/2 to 35
inches.  His complexion: Fresh.  Eyes: Hazel.  Dark Brown Hair.  His wife -
Lily Gertrude Conroy resided at 41 Tatton Road, Sale along with their son -
John Alexander Conroy, born: 17th June 1914.

Boarded the S.S. Plassey on the 14th February 1906 bound for India,
arriving at Madras on the 14th March 1906.    Embarked on R.M.S. Sladin on
the 28th December 1907, arriving at Rangoon on the 6th January 1908.  
Served at Lucknow until the 5th October 1910.   Home from the 2nd November
1911 to the 26th August 1914.   France from the 27th August 1914 to the
24th May 1915.

On the 5th January 1908 whilst sailing on R.M.S. Sladin he suffered a bout
of Scabies and was taken on arrival  at Rangoon and was hospitalised until
the 10th January 1908.   Whilst at Lucknow he was admitted to hospital on
the 20th September 1909 suffering from Malaria, he was released on the 5th
August 1909.   On the 30th October 1918 he was admitted to hospital
suffering from Bronco-Pneumonia.

When transferred to the Army Reserve on expiration of his four years
service on the 6th November 1911, his civilian occupation was given as a
Train Conductor.  His conduct was reported as Very Good and was a Sober &
thoroughly reliable man - Intelligent & Painstaking.  A good and willing
worker and respectful to his superiors.  He had been employed as the
Company Storeman for three years.

Given 28 days of Field Punishment No. 1 on the 27th August 1914.  
Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal on the 29th November 1914.

MIC - Drafted to France on the 27th August 1914.   BWM - 14 Star with Clasp
and Victory.

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