by ehistoryadmin on April 21, 2017

The Leinster Express 28 August 1875

A soldier’s funeral at Naas

The funeral of Sergeant N. M’Cue, 102nd Madras Fusiliers, took place with military honours on Monday last, at Maudlins cemetery, close to the town of Naas. The deceased soldier served through the Indian mutiny, and was one of the brave band who marched to the relief of Lucknow, for which he received the medal and two clasps. The coffin was borne on a gun-carriage covered with the Union Jack. The band of the Kildare Rifles played the Dead March. The whole of the troops of the depot, the staff of the Kildare Rifles, the Royal Irish Constabulary off duty, formed the funeral procession, and many of the respectable inhabitants of the town attended.

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