A native Dubliner, born on the 17th September 1882, Andrew Kinsella married Mary Sherry in 1905 and lived with his family at Ivar Street, off Oxmantown Road.
A postman in the Drumcondra area before the war, he enlisted in the 8th Battalion in 1914 and was sent to France in December 1915. His last child (of six), a daughter, was born in June 1916.
Andrew was wounded at the Battle of Ginchy in September 1916, during the later stages of the Battle of the Somme. On recovery, Andrew was transferred to the 1st Battalion and returned to the Continent.
He was killed by a sniper near Epehy on Good Friday 1918 during the great German offensive. On that day, of 624 men, only 45 were left in the battalion.
His body was not recovered, so Andrew has no known grave. However he is commemorated at Pozieres Cemetery.