Filed in the WW1 Service Records (WO 363) under John CLANCY - but which was his real name? The "modern" cover-note suggests Clancy - but even his Referee in 1911 (RIC Police Sergeant Jones) refers to him as Casey. So ...

Patrick CASEY, home address BRUFF, Co Limerick. Parents John & Eliza. Sister Lizzie.
Joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers in September 1911, declared age 18y. (Regt No. 5719)
Joined the "Regular Army" (still Royal Munsters) in February 1912, declared age 18y 5m. (Regt No. 9762). Served in WW1 until declared a deserter on 1 January 1917.

Apprehended on 4 September 1917, by Sergeant John BRANSFIELD of the Drimoleague Constabulary. His report is headed "Descriptive Return of JOHN CLANCY ALIAS CASEY", so I assume that Patrick was using the name John.

Unfortunately, the papers showing how he was dealt with are not there. But he evidently survived the rest of the war and served post-1920 as John CLANCY, Regt No 7213161 - but I can't find the records of that service.

Was he a CASEY or a CLANCY? How confusing!

Anc****y, CLA, pages 8582 to 8598 and page 8665