Andrew Moran


About Andrew

  • Name
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Fair Green, Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland
  • Resided town
    Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation

Service Information

  • Army

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  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Irish Guards


Andrew Moran was born in 1896 at Fair Green, Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland to parents Patrick and Mary.  In 1901, Andrew (5) was living at 11 The Green, Tullowbeg, Carlow with his parents, Patrick (40) a pump borer, Mary (38) a seamstress and siblings Anne (7) and Mary (2).  In 1911 Andrew, aged 15, was a pump borer and living at 13 The Green, Tullow, with his parents and siblings Anne (18) dressmaker, Mary (12), Patrick (9) and Johanna (7).  Andrew was one of nine children, five of whom were still living.

Andrew enlisted with the Irish Guards in Dublin on 11 December 1915.  He was 20 years of age, 5’ 7½” tall and gave his occupation as a plumber.  He had three tours of duty with the British Expeditionary Force in France; 12 October 1916 to 10 January 1917, 1 June 1917 to 3 December 1917 and 31 March 1918 to 1 March 1919.  He was admitted to hospital with trench foot in January 1917. In June 1917, he joined the 7th Entrenchment Battalion and joined the 2nd Battalion in July 1917.  He was wounded in action on 27 November 1917 with a gunshot wound to his upper right arm.  He was sent back to England where he was hospitalised until the end of January 1918.  He joined the 1st Battalion in August 1918 and was demobilised on 25 April 1919.  His character was described as very good.

Andrew was serving with the 2nd Battalion Irish Guards when he passed through Peterborough East Station on 21 March 1917.  He wrote in the visitors’ book “I am deeply Grateful to the Ladies at the rest for their kindness to me during my rest.”

He was awarded the British War and Allied Victory Medals.

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