Contributed by: John Doyle, on 2008-11-04
|Year of Birth||1874|
|Year of Death||1917|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Dublin, Ireland|
As a boy I spent summers with my grandparents in Harold's Cross, Dublin. There was a medal on the mantelpiece in the parlour which I described as 'Richard the Lionheart'. When I was older my Gran explained that it was the death penny given to her mother following the death of Gran's father, Joseph Niland, who served with 179th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. He was killed in action, March 1917.