Also Served: James Gilgannon -
4, Highfield Place, Prescot
Private 31199, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
At the time of the 1911 Census, the Gilgannon family lived at 2, Tyrers Passage, High Street, Prescot. Michael Gilgannon, aged 34, had been married to his wife Catherine for 13 years and they had five children, Margaret (13), James (11), Annie (8), Thomas (5) and Michael (under 6 months).
James Gilgannon enlisted on 13th December 1917 at Warrington, stating at the time that he was an 18 year old Labourer of 4, Highfield Place, Prescot. His next of kin was listed as his mother Catherine, of the same address. His attestation was conditional on him being posted to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
However he was discharged at St Helens on 27th February 1918 when it was found that he suffered from Epilepsy.
James did not see overseas service.