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Patrick Greene/ Green

Rank: Driver
Street:
Townland: Lisryan
Town/Village:
Civil Parish: Streete
Catholic Parish: Streete
Country:
Alternative Address: Pound Street, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford
Census 1901: Residing at Coolamber, Lisryan, Co. Longford
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Coolamber/Lisryan/1551267/
Census 1911: Residing at Pound Street, Edgeworthstown with his mother and brother.
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Longford/Edgeworthstown/Pound_Street/585185/
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery, 4th Brigade H.Q.
Regiment Number: 70038
Date of Death: 02-07-1916
Cause: Unknown, Basrah, Mesopotamia (Basra, Iraq).
Memorial: Amara War Cemetery, Al Amarrah, Iraq*
Information:

Patrick was born c.1894** at Lisryan Co. Longford. Prior to the Great War, he was working as a blacksmith.

Dvr Greene enlisted in the Artillery Barracks in Longford in late 1914, and had qualified for the 1914 (Mons) Star. He died whilst serving at Basrah, Mesopotamia (modern-day Basra, Iraq). His mother Bridget, brothers Richard and William and James, sisters Mrs. Mary Anne Pollard and Mrs. Bridget O'Hara, and sister-in-law Sarah (on behalf of her childern) and niece Margaret were all noted as beneificaries from his estate. 

Parents Names: Son of Richard and Bridget Greene of Lisryan. Richard was dead by the 1901 Census.
Notes: *Notes on the military cemetery in Al Amarah. This is an offical Commonwealth War Graves Commission site. In 1933 the original headstones were removed as it was found that the soil in this location was corroding the sandstone. A memorial screen wall was erected although these have been damaged in subsequent years. Historic maps of Al'Amarah dating from c.1977 may be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20090310220210/http://www.uniraq.org/library/maps_geographic.asp The cemetery was known locally as the English Cemetery. **CWGC gives his birth year as c.1898.
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; Rediscovery of graveyard in 2003; An Iraq-Arabic page on the current condition of the graveyard; Images of Iraq, and British Army there, in 1917 including English Cemetery (Arabic)

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