The casualty list of last week gives the name of Pte. P. McNamee, 21020, Royal Irish Fusiliers, of Galway and Sergt. J. Gorham. 10056, Cameronians, Clifden, Co. Galway.
Very severe weather is experienced throughout the country for the last ten days. Country people were unable to come into town with their carts, so that farm produce has gone up in price.
Three Galway naval reserveman, named Colman O’Donnell, Patk. Conneely, Long Walk; and John Oliver, Claddagh were drowned, while serving on the Laurentie, which was sunk off the Irish coast on Jan 25th. Lieut. Martin J. McDonnell, R.I. Rifles, who died of wounds, was a son of the late Mr. Farrell McDonnell, Dunmore, Co. Galway, and Kilmeague, Co. Kildare, and nephew of Mr James McDonnell, Chairman of the Galway Co. Council, and of Ms. J. P. McDonagh, Clerk of Tuam Union.
Galway Observer, 3 February 1917