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Captain Trench Killed in Action in Mesopotamia

Reports have confirmed the tragic demise of Captain Trench, son of the Honourable W. C. Trench, D.I. of Cappamore, County Limerick. He fell in active duty in Mesopotamia.

Captain Trench’s untimely death has cast a sombre pall over the community of Cappamore and beyond. The news, received with profound sorrow, underscores the harsh realities faced by those engaged in military service during these tumultuous times.

Mesopotamia, a region fraught with peril and conflict, has once again claimed the life of a brave soul in service to their country. Captain Trench’s sacrifice serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by countless others on the frontlines of war.

The Trench family, distinguished and respected in the local community, mourns the loss of their beloved son. Their grief is shared by friends, neighbours, and all those who knew Captain Trench, a man remembered for his valour and dedication to duty.

Details surrounding the circumstances of Captain Trench’s death remain scarce, as is often the case in the chaos of war. However, his commitment to serving his country with honour and courage will endure as a testament to his character.

In Cappamore and throughout County Limerick, flags fly at half-mast as a mark of respect for Captain Trench and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation.

As the war in Mesopotamia continues to exact a heavy toll, communities such as Cappamore must confront the harsh realities of loss and grief. Yet, amidst the sorrow, there remains a steadfast resolve to honour the memory of those who have fallen and to support those who continue to serve.

The legacy of Captain Trench, a son of Cappamore who gave his life in service to his country, will be eternally remembered and revered.

Freeman’s Journal – Friday 02 February 1917

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