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Saturday 23rd January

Capt. S. B. Minch, who has been selected as Government candidate for Kildare, is a member of the Kildare Co. Council, and also of the Athy Urban Council.
He was educated in his early youth at the Christian Brother’s schools, Athy, and later went to Clongowes where he was made captain of the College in 1911. As a young Nationalist Volunteer he responded to the appeal of Mr. John Redmond, and fought with the 16th Irish Division in France. In 1917 he was sent to America as Staff Captain to instruct America’s new armies in bayonet fighting, and returned to France with the 45th American Division and remained there until the Armistice. His father was a member of Parliament for Kildare at Westminster for some years, and helped in the struggle for Home Rule.

An article from the Nationalist on Capt. S. B. Minch, who was selected as Government candidate for Kildare

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