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The Arnsby Family Tree Newsletter 8
Fall 2003
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Arnsby found!
Joseph Arnsby - from Free BMD Index While doing one of our regular searches on the web for Arnsby's, a new Arnsby was found on the Rootsweb Free BMD web site.

Joseph Arnsby, age 1, died Liverpool, England 1877.

Further research is required but we suspect this may be the child of Edmund and Elizabeth (Oglesby) Arnsby.  Edmund died in 1877 of Consumption (Tuberculosis) while he and Elizabeth were in Liverpool.

Sgt Major Cornelius Coughlan, VC
November 11, 1862 Extract from The London Gazette
November 11, 1862
Extract from The London Gazette
January 4, 1863 District Orders
January 4, 1863
District Orders
Gold Watch given to Sgt Major Cornelius Coughlan by the Officers of his Regt. 1867
Gold Watch
given to Sgt Major Cornelius Coughlan by the Officers of his Regt. 1867
Gold Watch given to Sgt Major Cornelius Coughlan by the Officers of his Regt. 1867given to Sgt Major Cornelius Coughlan by the Officers of his Regt. 1867
Gold Watch
Cornelius Coughlan Grave Aughaval Cemetery, Westport,IrelandIn the background, the famous Croagh Patrick- one of Ireland's Holy Mountains
Cornelius Coughlan Grave
Aughaval Cemetery, Westport,Ireland
In the background, the famous Croagh Patrick- one of Ireland's Holy Mountains

 

Who is Sgt Major Cornelius Coughlan, VC???

'Ned' 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.

Margaret and Ned had six children:

'Lizzie' Elizabeth Gertrude Arnsby
Margaret Arnsby
Major 'Con' Cornelius Coughlan Edmund Arnsby
Major 'Ted' Albert Edward Arnsby
Drum Major Robert Henry Arnsby
Lt. Charles Frederick Arnsby

Margaret died in 1910.

Many, 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!

September 2003 - an e-mail received from (Ret'd) Captain Donal Buckley (Irish Army):

I 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.

This 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.

For further details please see the Newsletter on my website

http://www.militaryheritagetours.com

August 7, 2004 sounds like it's going to be an incredible day!

If you are planning to attend please let us know and we will put you in touch with other's planning to attend.

*Note: Renmore Barracks is listed on the Birth Certificate of 'Chrissie' Christina Elizabeth Mary Arnsby (one of the Arnsby Eleven) in December 1896.

Deaths

Helene Mitchell Arnsby
July 29, 1920 - July 20, 2002

Eileen Marie Arnsby Kimball
June 17, 1945 - Sept 19, 2002

Anne Mercer Arnsby
Dec 13, 1929 - Dec 29, 2002

'Jack' - John F. Donovan
Jan 7, 1928 - Apr 17, 2003

 
 

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