Edward O'MALLEY
Rank: Private
Number: 8459
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE Regiment
Date of Death: 24 June 1915
Age: 30
Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany

Almost nothing is known about Edward O'Malley other than regimental records suggest he was born in the Edgeley area of Stockport and enlisted in the army in the town. He has an army service number which suggests he enlisted very early in the war. As such he may well have been an ex-regular soldier who was recalled to the colours, as a reservist, when war was declared.

An Edward O'Malley is listed as marrying in Stockport between October and December 1908 1909. This would be consistent with Edward joining the regular army as a young man and returning to the town after completing his seven years service.

If the above speculation is correct, Edward will have been involved in the fighting of the early weeks of the War and will have been one of the "Old Contempibles". At an unknown point shortly before his death, Edward was wounded and captured. He was in a prisoner of war camp when he succumbed to the wounds.

Almost nothing is known about Edward O'Malley other than regimental records suggest he was born in the Edgeley area of Stockport and enlisted in the army in the town. He has an army service number which suggests he enlisted very early in the war. As such he may well have been an ex-regular soldier who was recalled to the colours, as a reservist, when war was declared.

An Edward O'Malley is listed as marrying in Stockport between October and December 1908 1909. This would be consistent with Edward joining the regular army as a young man and returning to the town after completing his seven years service.

If the above speculation is correct, Edward will have been involved in the fighting of the early weeks of the War and will have been one of the "Old Contempibles". At an unknown point shortly before his death, Edward was wounded and captured. He was in a prisoner of war camp when he succumbed to the wounds.

   
           
   
     
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