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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Maguire, Frank Patrick

2nd Lieutenant Francis (Frank) Patrick Maguire
was born around 1895.  His parents were Michael Maguire, Solicitor and Marian Maguire.

In 1901 the family lived in house 3, Castle, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.  The property is described as house 10, Castle Street in the 1911 census.

Frank joined the Belfast Banking Company and served in Castleblayney branch.  

A member of his family was the Very Rev Canon E Maguire of Tamney, Letterkenny. 

The Belfast Banking Company 'Roll of Honour' booklet records Maguire as working in Londonderry branch.

Maguire volunteered and enlisted into the army.  His Service Number was 5317.  He rose through the ranks to Sergeant before he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.
He was serving with the 5th Bn. Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) as a 2nd Lieutenant when he was killed in action on 27th April 1918.   Maguire is buried in the Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord, France.

Maguire is also remembered in St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast on a Belfast Banking Company Memorial window and plaque.

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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