Surely you must be related to the late John McGowan of Australia? I might have Patrick's war record in my files. As to Malachy, I visited his grave twice, once in a snowstorm, then in a heat wave. He had no kids so the other Malachy was named after him. Killed in action, 7 Apr 1915 near Neuve Chappelle.
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xanaduThursday 21st November 2019, 06:51PM
Pte Patrick Furey, 8825, 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers, wounded in action.
xanaduSaturday 23rd November 2019, 08:19PM
Hello tessy Patrick had a sister called Catherine she was married to first cousin john furey I know they moved to Huddersfield just after ww1. Its possible thats where Patrick and his wife moved to. John furey had also brother called malachy and he lived with them for little while and he left unfortunately I dont know what happened to him after that
Regards Jack Ward
I'm from kilchreest outside Loughrea and my dad has mentioned the Fureys a number of times. There is a boreen in Kilchreest called Fureys Boreen.
The last Furey in Kilchreest was known as Lacky Furey. He was baptised Malachy. My dad never met him but heard from Bartly Larkin about him.
His caravan was burned by some local ruffians so he up and left. This was probably in early 1900s but we don't know where he moved to.
ronan coyThursday 6th February 2020, 12:43AM
William and Mary were my great great grandparents. Their son was Martin. my great grandfather. Martin also had a son malachy who was my great uncle. He died in Manchester in the 1990's, my grandmother was his sister Nora.