Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)
Pat Purcell Papers
Carlow Events ~ 1918
Thomas Sunderland, Death in Palestine.
By kind permission of Mr Michael Purcell
Nationalist and Leinster Times.
Carlow Soldier's Death in Palestine.
News has reached Carlow of the death in Palestine of Private Thomas Sunderland, Royal Irish Rifles; he was from Castle Hill in Carlow. He was killed in action on September 21st during the advance on Palestine.
At the outbreak of the war Private Sunderland was in India, and served two years in France, where he was wounded.
Captain Pilworth wrote to the dead soldier’s mother, saying that after being wounded, Thomas was attended by the Chaplain, Rev. Father O'Carroll, and also received medical aid. The Captain wrote that "Thomas was a gallant soldier and always performed his duty with commendable bravery and pluck.”
The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.