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Notice of death of Cpl Michael F Tierney, born Lanesborough, later of Lisdoonvarna and Brooklyn.

Article Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Corp. William II. Fallon. Killed in Action. Eugene of Engine Co. 231 and Francis of Engine Co. 290. Corp. Fallon was drafted last September. He went, to Camp Upton where he was assigned to Co. 307lh with which he went to France last April. He tried to enlist in both the Army and Navy before be was drafted but was' rejected because of his light weight. Corp Fallon was born in New York City and was left an orphan when he was a boy. He was a B. R. T. conductor and a member of St. Matthew's B. C. Church. During July he wrote interesting letters to his brother, Lt. Fallon. In one dated July 5, he said: "Next week I will be up where the fireworks are. Do you remember reading sometime 8go how the Germans tortured an American soldier? I could not believe it then, hut I know different now. They don't fight a whiteman's battle. The llarbnrians in ancient history were white men compared to what the dirty Bosches are. They ought to take every German in America who is not an American citizen and drive him into the ocean. "We are getting down to business now. The Marines are giving them hell. They don't know what to make of and when the V. S. gets to going strong the Kaiser will be sorry he did not quit instead of crying 'Gott mit us. On July 18 he wrote: "It looks like a fight to a finish now, and if it is I think it will be sometime yet before we lick the dirty yellow dogs. The Germans thought the Americans would bo jokes, but they know different now. At a place where our men were fighting them they gave them such a beating they were surprised. They now realize we are not over here for a joke. Pvt. Michael F. Tlemoy. Pvt. Michael F. Tierney of. Co. 165th of 42 Strong place, was killed in action on July 28. according to a letter received by Miss Alice Dwyer of 2676 East 18th st, from her brother, Pvt. James Dwyer, a comrade of Tierney. Just before he sailed, Tierney received a letter from his father, Michael, in Ireland, telling him to avenge the death of his brother. John Joseph, who was killed two years ago while fighting with the British forces. The shock of John's death killed his nwther and the father was very resentful against the Huns. He wrote: "Mike, I understand that you arc in the Army. I wish you luck. I want you to avenge the death of John Joseph. Your mother was so shocked when his clothes arrived that she I never recovered, and you must avenge I Un rln'ltVl DlsA The letter of Pvt. Dwyer also con veys the news that lie was wounded, as was a James Donnelly of Long Island, lie had waited until he knew for a certainly that Tierney was dead hefore he wrote: "I didn't want to say, but I was almost sure he I Tierney) was killed, because he was bit behind the car as 1.1 me ul I "wemover to hmT "We-! fore 1 reached he was hit again. was lust getting a grin on him so i r'n i whs nil, save Then ne ly bad written him that Tierney b-IlrU toior? ti.1 ctt I ColT er's belief taht his pal had been killed, Johll Yc)lln. "There are some of my friends go- Ing homo liccausn their wounds are Corp. John H. oung, 3 years old, worse than mine, so don't he alarmed T.f Aminsr of 19 Sullivan if you see a fellow without unv legs 1 stv on August 15, of wounds re-or with bis arms off come up to the reived In action, according to a tclc-rioor and tell vou how we fought side irram received by his parents from the by side in the' battlellcld where many Wnr Department. Young Americans died, like poor Mike Tier- worked with several firms in tho Uric nev." ho concluded Ilasln-ns a riveter, but was tending Tierney was 22 years old. He horn In. Ireland nnd cam to this coun try six years ago. Ho enlisted In Co. 14th liegt, some time heforo tho Mexican troblo and served on tho border with that command. When tho war broke out he wus transferred to the 1 66th and sent to Camp Mills, going across last October. Ho made hia home with his uncle, Andrew O'Loughlin, and was employed bv John Wanamaker. His brother hnil never been in this country, but a sister, Mary, lives here. Pvt. Dwyer, who is also a member of Company 165th was shot through both legs, but, according to his latest letter, is able to get around on crutches. He is 20 years old He Joined the 14th in Jniie, 1917; was transferred to the 165lh, and sailed for France tn October. Pvt. Dwyer was formerly employed by S. P. Cha-pin, -the Manhattan broker Vinu two brothers in the service, Valentino and i nomas, both in Southern ram while his sister, Marv. is in the Ord nance Department. His letter was dated August 29. N'eiih that of Dwyer has appeared on the official casualty list. The James Donnelly referral tn his letter is a Long island boy, who nan one or nis heel shot off. He was sent to Paris. Pvt. Wallace Madden. Peter Madden of 1515 Dean street has received word that his son, Pvt. Wallace Madden. 25 yearn old nt rintt 30tith F. A. was killed bv an exploding shell on August 31. The news came by letter from Maddens commanding officer which follows: "As your late son's commanding officer I wish to express to you my heartfel sympathy for his loss and at the same time tell you that you maybe proud to have had a son who gave his life like many others to his countrymen in the great cause. "He was killed instantly by a German shell fired into a nearbv town ind which landed almost at the door o' fthe Y. M. C. killing six others it the same time. We buried him on a sunny hillside of France and at the side of several of his comrades of ither American units who had fallen bravely before him. A simple wooden cross stands over the head of the grave, with a little crucifix fastened to it. His name is cut clearly in the cress and' the chaplain will give you the exact location fthe grave. I gathered his personal effects and had them sent to the Effects Depot, General Headquarters. All th men liked your son and miss him sadly. I am sure that all join in my expression of sympathy to his family. "Yours very truly, "JOHN FINE, "Captain, 30 B. F. This letter arrived Friday afternoon. Shortly after the family had received one from Wallace dated August 27, in which he said that he was feeling fine and had become hardened to the rigors of hiking and. outdoor camping. Madden was a letter carrier attached to Station B. He was graduated from St. Teresa's Parochial School and and attended St. John's Preparatory School two years. He I was drafted in September. 1917. and went to Camp Upton. He left for France March. Private Ancflo Stanco. Relatives in the "Orchard," the Italian settlement of Glen Cove, L. have received official notification that Pvt. Anello Stanco has been killed on July 15. Young Stanco was one of the first drafted men to leave Glen Cove for Camp Upton, and had been In France several months. He is the third Glen Cove man to give his life, George Ford having been killed in action with a Canadian regiment on r.o,, '1 on July 14, while serving with the Polish army. Private John J. O'ljcary. Pvt. John J. O'Lcary, son of fr. and Mrs. Timothy O'Leary, of 54 Third Long Island Citv, was killed while serving with the 165th Inf. M. Ci. on August 12, according to two announcements made by the War Department. However, his mother received a letter from him dated August 12, and his sister, Mrs. Catherine Muloncy of Long Island Citv, one from her brother dated Ausust 31, hoth of which stated that the soldier had been gassed and was in a hospital near Switzerland. The first letter from the boy was received ov nis mother yesterday. The next dav the War iim-Mi iL-it-Kiarn arrived an- nouncing his death on the same d.iv that the letter was written. Mrs. Maloney received the letter vesterduy that further complicated the situation. Sgt, tlct-nhard Irt-vine. Mr. and Mrs. Hernhard Levine of 344 Chester st. received a telegram from the War Department on Thurs- night, stating that thir son iw ln nction- overjoyed to inree uuiers irom the son IwW'VlonT "ii ui wriLien neiwepn hlr wnen nratied, last Ootoher, ajid sent to Camp I pton. He went to Franco in April, with Co. 30Kth Inf. Tho last letter received from blm was dated August 4. In it he declared that If he came out all right, so much tile bettor; but if he did not, be would have done his duty. He was the olilvst of nine sons. His father. upon (receiving word of his Eon's death, said passers-by