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Patrick Earley (Early)

Rank: Private
Street: Barrack Street
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Granard
Catholic Parish: Granard
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Residing with the South Wales Borderers, England
Regiment/Unit: South Wales Borderers, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 7464
Date of Death: 23-01-1915
Cause: Killed in action, Greinchy
Memorial: Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, France

Patrick was born c.1885, to parents Patrick and Kate Early of Barrack Street Granard.

Pte. Earely enlisted at Brecon, Wales. He was stationed at Bordon as part of the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division in August 1914. By the 13 August the battalion had mobilised for war and landed at Le Havre and engaged in various actions on the Western Front.

It is possible that Patrick was killed as a result of light shelling in the early hours of 23 Jan; he was aged 30 years.

Parents Names: Son of Patrick Early and Mrs. Kate Hinds of Barrack St., Granard.

Link to CWGC; possible Civil Record of Birth; Possible mention in Longford Leader article, 'Granard Soldier Back From the Dardanelles'; 

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