Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Martin Joseph Cahill

In memory of
Private
Martin Joseph Cahill
July 1, 1916

Military Service:

Service Number:
258
Age:
25
Force:
Army
Unit:
Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Additional Information:

Son of John Cahill and Mary Sweeney (formerly Cahill), of Bell Island, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 23 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION ; Somme, France
Grave Reference:
6.C.26.
Location:
Longueval is a village 40 kilometres north-east of Amiens and 12 kilometres east-north-east of Albert, a town on the D929 road from Amiens to Bapaume and Cambrai. From the D929 direction Bapaume-Albert take the 2nd turning for Martinpuich and continue along the D6 direction Longueval, for 2 kilometres. LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION sits on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Cahill family photo – Cahill family photo, taken in 1897, John is the boy in the front, Martin is located at the extreme left.
  • Brother John and his wife – This is John Cahill and his wife later in life. He is the brother of casualty, Martin Cahill. (John is referred to in the letter to R.H. Bennett)
  • Letter to R.H. Bennett - page 1 – Martin Cahill has died at this point, as mentioned in this letter. In this
correspondence to military officials, his mother, Mary Ellen (Cahill) Sweeney, asks to have John, her other son, released into her care, after being wounded.
  • Lettre to R.H. Bennett - page 2
  • Letter (reply) – This is the reply from the Colonial Secretary to Mary Ellen Cahill's letter.
  • Inscription on Beaumont-Hamel Memorial
  • Photo of Martin Joseph Cahill – In memory of the men would served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
during World War I and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me.
  • Royal Newfoundland Regiment – In memory of the men would served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
during World War I and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me.
  • Roll of Honour – In memory of the men would served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment
during World War i and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me.

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