John Condon, reputedly Britain’s youngest WW1 casualty dies 1915

#OnThisDay 1915 John Condon from Waterford, serving with the Royal Irish Regiment died during a German chlorine attack on the Western Front at Shell Trap Farm in the latter stages of the Second Battle of Ypres (Battle of Bellewaarde). For a long time Condon was considered the youngest soldier to die in WW1 at 14 years of age. However, further research into this proved that he was most likely 18 y/o at death. Still too young.


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