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6484   Sergeant Peter Aloysius Nolan DCM MM
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Dated added: 24/12/2022   Last updated: 25/01/2023
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/06/1890
Died: 27/11/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Summary      
Peter Nolan was the son of Martin and Bridget Nolan. Peterís father was a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary. Peter Aloysius Nolan was born on 27th June 1890. He was the second youngest of five children, all born in Omagh. By 1901, his father was acting sergeant, in charge of the barracks at Stewartstown. Peter Nolan also became a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary in May 1910. Peter joined the Irish Guards on 13th January 1915. Lance Corporal Nolan arrived in France with the Irish Guards on 17th August 1915. In 1916 Peter Nolan was awarded the Military Medal for his exploits on 15th September 1916. Sergeant Peter Nolan was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards when he killed on 27th November 1917. In 1918 Sergeant Nolan was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Cambrai Memorial
  Louverval, Nord, 
Grave Ref: Panel 2-3
CWGC Casualty 1755607
Summary      
The Cambrai Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. Louverval is 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal Irish Constabulary
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1 1901 Census lists Nolan family Lists Peter A as age 10 living with the family at house 1.1 in Hill Head, Stewartstown, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Nolan family Does not list Peter as living with the family at house 15 in Gortmore, Omagh, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Peter A Nolan Lists Peter A as age 20 lodging at barracks 24.2 in Watergate Street, Navan Urban, Meath
4 FindAGrave.com Photo of Sgt Peter Nolan's inscription
5 Irish Constabulary Details and photo of Sgt Peter Nolan
6 London Gazette - 01/03/1918 Supplement: 30555 Page: 2745 - Distinguished Conduct Medal
7 London Gazette - 08/12/1916 Supplement: 29854 Page: 12050 - Military Medal 1
8 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (3) - L/Serg
9 National Archives UK Medal (DCM) card can be purchased here
10 National Archives UK Military Medal card can be purchased here
11 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (2)
12 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (1)
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