Carney, John

The following quotation is from page 112  ‘The Story of Kinmel Camp 1914 -18′ by Robert H Griffiths

“On July 14th 1916, Private John Carney, Aged 46, of 12th Battalion RWF, was found dead at Kinmel Camp. The deceased had been found lying on his face, with no suspicious circumstances said to have surrounded his death. A subsequent post mortem examination revealed that his death was due to a natural cause, namely heart failure. Private Carney was born in Carrick Castle, Sligo, Ireland, and had been employed in the Mold area as a general farm labourer. ”

His parents were Michael and Mary Carney. He lived in Milford St Mold.

The Register of Soldiers’ Effects accessible on  in which the army calculated what moneys were owed to deceased soldiers, includes an entry for John Carney. It confirms the regimental details as at the top of this page and that he died of heart Disease. A total of £7 ..7sh  ..1d was paid to his brother Martin in two separate payments.

The census of 1911 records a Martin Carney living in Milford Street in Mold. He was 58 and single and worked as a cowman on a farm. he had been born in Ireland. He was Head of the household which also included Sarah Jackson 50 and Edward Jackson 51 as boarders. On census night  there were two other Jacksons listed as Visitors Edward was 23 and Elizabeth was 14.  It is speculation but I believe this Martin Carney is John’s brother. John was not listed.

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