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"Tragedy Strikes Again: Private Oldham of the 2nd Liverpool Regiment Drowns in the Shannon River, Limerick" | Limerick Gazette Archives

“Tragedy Strikes Again: Private Oldham of the 2nd Liverpool Regiment Drowns in the Shannon River, Limerick”

In another sombre incident, Private Oldham of the 2nd Liverpool Regiment lost his life while enjoying an evening swim in the Shannon River, Limerick. The unfortunate event has added to the community’s distress, coming just days after the tragic death of Timothy Galvin.

Private Oldham, stationed in Limerick and serving his country with pride, was seeking respite from his duties and enjoying the beauty of the river when tragedy struck. The exact circumstances surrounding the drowning remain unclear, and further investigation is underway.

The community of Limerick and the 2nd Liverpool Regiment mourn the loss of Private Oldham, extending their deepest condolences to his family and fellow soldiers. His untimely passing serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of life, urging everyone to appreciate the moments shared with loved ones and to remain vigilant when enjoying the natural wonders around us.

As the people of Limerick come to terms with the loss of two souls in such a short period, the community’s strength and resilience will undoubtedly help them navigate these trying times together, offering support to those directly affected.

Manchester Courier – Wednesday 27 May 1903