Full Name: Nicholas Edward ‘Ned’ Fogarty
Address: 15 Findlater Place, Sackville (now O’Connell) Street
Unit: F Coy, 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade.
Born: 25 September 1899 at 1 Upper Mounttown, Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire), Co Dublin.
Parents: Laurence Fogarty (a Greengrocer) & Mary Agnes (Originally Cooney).
Siblings: Laurence, Abigail Mary, Hannah, Kathleen Josephine, William Peter and Gerard.
Military Service: After the War of Independence was a 2nd Lieutenant in National Army during Civil War. Later a Captain with the Air Service at Baldonnel during the time Charlie Dalton was Adjutant.
Ned was one of the first to qualify to fly the Avro 504K biplane, about October 1922. The Air Service had six of them.
Fogarty with the founders of the Aer Chor including Maj. Gen. William J. ‘Joe’ McSweeney and Col. James Fitzmaurice, famed for the first east-west transatlantic flight on the Bremen, a Junkers W33, from Baldonnel to Greenly Island, Labrador, Canada in 1928.
Personal Life: Married Kathleen Kavanagh from Portobello on 4 March 1924 in St Kevin’s Church, Harrington Street. Died aged 79 on 24 April 1980, late of Castle Drive and Tritonville Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin. Buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery. Survived by his widow, sons and daughters.
Remarks: Provided a military pension reference for Nicholas Ward (24SP10113).
Descendants/Relatives: No names known.