- Martin Joseph Sheehan
Martin Joseph Sheehan,
Lieutenant, second of three sons of Captain D.D. Sheehan, M.P. for Mid-Cork, Ireland, who served on the Western Front in World War I.
Born in March, 1896, he was educated at Christian College, Cork and Mount St. Joseph's College,
Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. He won several prizes in school sports and played for Munsterin the Rugby Inter-Provintial Senior College Championships, being described in the DublinPress as 'the most brilliant three-quarter back the College had produced for years'.
He went to
Canadain 1913, and was employed in the Union Bank of Canada at Bassanoand Bellevue, Alberta. He joined the Canadian Expeditionary Forceas a private in 1915 and won the all-round AthleticChampionship of his Division in Nova Scotia.
He came overseas with his
battalionin 1916, and transferred as a cadetto the Royal Munster Fusiliers, and later obtained his commission. With them he was in some of the fiercest fighting at Passchendaeleand elsewhere. He transferred to the Royal Air Service as 'Observer' and saw considerable service in Franceand Italywith the 13th Squadron.
He went out on observation duty over the enemy lines on the morning of October 1st, 1918, and met his death, but in what circumstances has never been known. He is buried in the British War Cemetery, at
Grave no.: Plot 1, Row H21. Anneux lies 6km west of
Cambraion the road to Bapaume.
Biography as recorded in the
British War OfficePublication 'Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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