is Sgt Major Cornelius Coughlan, VC???
Arnsby married Margaret Coughlan. Margaret's father
was Sgt Major Cornelius Coughlan, VC .Sgt Major Cornelius
Coughlan was a courageous soldier who was awarded
the Victoria Cross.
and Ned had six children:
Elizabeth Gertrude Arnsby
Major 'Con' Cornelius Coughlan Edmund Arnsby
Major 'Ted' Albert Edward Arnsby
Drum Major Robert Henry Arnsby
Lt. Charles Frederick Arnsby
died in 1910.
many 'Thank You's' to Dave, Patricia, Jim and Donal
for the information and pictures, if you have not
had time to see the Cornelius
Coughlan page yet, please check it out, you'll
be glad you did!
2003 - an e-mail received from (Ret'd) Captain Donal Buckley
am organising a dedication of the grave of your
illustrious ancestor Coughlan VC. The information
you have here is wonderful. I have started a press
campaign and have opened an account to collect funds
to do the job. The ground work on the grave
has commenced and the ceremony and unveiling of
the headstone will be on Aug 07, 2004.
It would be wonderful if you could make it here
to the West of Ireland. I might be able to organise
a visit to Renmore Barracks*,
Galway, now known as Dún Uí Mhaoilisa
(Mellows Fort) for you.
barracks is now the home of An Céad Cathlan,
The Irish Army's First Infantry Battalion and only
100% Irish speaking unit.
I have invited the Irish Minister for Defence to
unveil the headstone and to make the dedication
and the British Ambassador to reply.
further details please see the Newsletter on my
7, 2004 sounds like it's going to be an incredible
you are planning to attend please let us know and
we will put you in touch with other's planning to
*Note: Renmore Barracks is listed on the Birth Certificate
of 'Chrissie' Christina Elizabeth Mary Arnsby (one
of the Arnsby Eleven) in December 1896.