NELIGAN, Maurice M A B

Service:
Army
Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Unit:
12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
Unknown
Home Address:
Unknown
Family Details:

Maurice was the eldest son of Kate and Dr James Neligan of 11 Masterman Place, Middleton-in-Teesdale. He had two siblings, Cicely and Geoffrey, who was killed in action in 1918.

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Unknown
Death:
Unknown
Place of Death
France
Cause of Death:
Unknown
Place of Burial:
Ration farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'Armentiers
Obituary:
Unknown
Notes:

On 13th October 1915, Maurice led a patrol of four other men out into No Man's land. During the patrol their presence was discovered and fire fight broke out with German troops during which Neligan went missing and was later presumed dead.

On 16th October Captain day wrote to his parents, 'I have the sorrowful duty of reporting to you that your boy is missing and believed to be a prisoner in the hands of the German... Maurice was one of our most popular Officers, both with his men and his fellow Officers.he had made quite a reputation for himself in patrol work, and was a gallant leader in these dangerous enterprises.'

Teesdale Mercury-03/11/1915: Local and other notes: Missing presumed captured

Teesdale Mercury-22/10/1919: Notes from the higher dales: Service to dedicate marble tablet

 

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