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Patrick Dolan

Rank: Rifleman
Townland: Legan
Town/Village: Legan
Civil Parish: Kilglass
Catholic Parish: Legan
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Legan
Census 1911: Probable entry with the Royal Irish Rifles in Burma.
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Rifles, 7th Battalion/ [2nd Battalion]/ {1st Battalion}
Regiment Number: 7715
Date of Death: 16-08-1917
Cause: Killed in action, Frezenberg, Battle of Langemarck (Third Battle of Ypres)
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Patrick was born in Legan on the 25 July, 1884. 

Rifleman Dolan had a long military career, and appears to have been serving with the Royal Irish Rifles in Burma in 1911. He entered WW1 in August 1914 and likely served at key battles including the Battle of Mons and the Somme. He was killed in action aged 32 years during the attack at Frezenberg in the Battle of Langemarck, an action of the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). 

Parents Names: Son of the late Patrick Dolan and Mary (née Duffy) of Lenamore, Legan.

Link CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birthLink to soldier's will; article on the 7th Royal Irish Rifles at Frezenberg

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