Michael Conlan was the son of Patrick Conlan and Sarah Ann Conlan (nee Tyrrell). His parents were married on the 8th September 1878 at Holy Cross R.C. Church, Liverpool  
1891 Census: - 2 Goring Street, Toxteth Park - Parents Patrick and Sarah A with children, John P. Lucy, Michael, Sarah A, Bridget and mother Bridget Conlan  
1901 Census: - 1/5Ct Brook Street, Liverpool - Parents Patrick and Sarah A with children, Lucy, Michael, Sarah A, Bridget, Owen and James Conlan and mother in law Bridget Higgins  
Michael was married to Bridget Harnick on the 24th April 1904 at Our Lady of Reconciliation R.C. Church, Liverpool.  
1911 Census: - 88 Bispham Street, Liverpool - Michael with wife Bridget (Married 7 years no children born to this marriage) also sister Bridget Conlan resident.  
1911 Census: - 7 Rock View Terrace, Latimer Street, Liverpool – Parents Patrick and Sarah Ann with children Owen and James (Parents married 32 years with 8 children born alive, 8 still alive and 1 child stillborn)  
Michael was a General Labourer in 1901 and a General Porter in 1911.  
Michael's service records have survived.
They show that he served from the 20th March 1903 until the 8th May 1911 and was then declared medically unfit for further service.
His address was 88 Bispham Street. He served as 9162 2nd Lancs R.F.R.A. and as Lancs R.G.A. Militia 9243
He again attested on the 2nd August 1908 at Seaforth.
He was 5ft 5¼ inches tall, weighed 124lbs with a 34 inch chest, grey eyes and brown hair and wore a size 7 shoe and a 20½ inch helmet. He had a number of tattoos - "a sailor with flag - ship in full sail – R.I.P. In Memory of my sister – soldier kneeling - the bust of a woman - Bridget – True love – clasped hands – Faith Hope and Charity"
His wife’s address was given as 15 Cartwright Place and on another page his parents Patrick and Sarah Ann are given as living at Norfield Street, Liverpool with his siblings, Ellen, Martha, John, Owen and James
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Michael was buried in a Soldier's War Grave (Section RD) at Ford R.C. Cemetery on the 7th October 1918. His place of death was given as Mill Road Infirmary, Liverpool.
His wife lived at 30 court 9 house Burlington Street, Liverpool, after the war.