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02/04/2021 By 1896 Michael and the family had moved to Aughnacloy.
02/04/2021 Eugene Rowland Grogan was the son of Michael and Catherine Grogan. Michael Grogan and Catherine O'Beirne were married on 26th December 1881 at Bekan Parish, County Mayo.
02/04/2021 Michael Grogan was a sergeant in the Royal Irish Constabulary and as a consequence, the family moved around a lot.
02/04/2021 Michael was based in Strabane until at least 1892. He then spent a short time in Coalisland.
02/04/2021 Known family: Michael Grogan, Catherine J Grogan, Patrick J Grogan (born about 1883), Mary Grogan (born 5th December 1884, 11th April 1886, Strabane), Michael Grogan (born 9th April 1886, died 9th April 1886, Strabane), Kathleen E Grogan (born 6th March 1887, Strabane), Agnes Grogan (born 12th February 1888, died 6th May 1888, Strabane), John V Grogan (born 9th February 1889, Strabane), Michael Grogan (born 11th January 1891, Strabane), Francis Grogan (born 18th April 1892, Strabane), Eugene Rowland Grogan (born 2nd November 1893, Coalisland), Annie M Grogan (born 21st June 1896, Aughnacloy), Margaret M F Grogan (born 6th January 1898, Aughnacloy), James Albert V Grogan (born 25th March 1900, Aughnacloy), Ethel J A Grogan (born 20th July 1902, Aughnacloy), Mark A Grogan (born 10th June 1905, Aughnacloy), Eileen C Grogan (born 15th June 1908, Belfast).
02/04/2021 Sergeant Rowland Grogan is buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery near Ypres in Belgium.
02/04/2021 The 1901 census lists Eugene R as age 8, living with the family at house 16 in Moore Street, Aughnacloy.
02/04/2021 The 1911 census does not list Rowland as living with the family at house 24 in Springfield Road, Belfast. His mother had died and his father had retired.
02/04/2021 The 1911 census records an R Grogan living in Army Barracks in Dundalk, County Louth. He was 20 years old and hailed from County Tyrone. He was unmarried and worked as grocerís assistant.
02/04/2021 Roland Grogan married Fanny Lynch about 1913. No record of this can be found on GRONI, so he may have been married elsewhere.
02/04/2021 Roland Grogan was living in Belfast when he enlisted.
02/04/2021 Corporal Roland Grogan arrived in France with the Royal Field Artillery on 19th August 1914.
02/04/2021 Sergeant Rowland Grogan was awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). It was listed in the London Gazette on 19th January 1917. Supplement: 29912 Page: 832. It is not known what the Military Medal was awarded for.
02/04/2021 Rowland Grogan was born in Coalisland, County Tyrone on 2nd November 1893. He was one of about 15 children.
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30/12/2015 Sergeant Roland Grogan was serving with "D" Battery of the 83rd Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed in action in France on the 17th October 1917.
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