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Patrick Heslin

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Heysham, Lancashire
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Fee's Terrace, Longford; 17 D Victoria Dwellings, Battersea; Guinness Blgs, Page's Walk, Bermondsey;189 Guinness Blds, Spitalfields
Census 1901:
Census 1911: (Possible residence) 17 D, Victoria Dwellings, Battersea, London
Regiment/Unit: Irish Guards, 1st Battalion, 3rd Company
Regiment Number: 2440
Date of Death: 13-07-1918
Cause: Died of Wounds (P.O.W.), Germany
Memorial: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Hessen, Germany

Patrick was born1 March 1886 in Fee's Terrace, Longford, and enlisted in Dublin.

Patrick married Annie, a Welsh woman, c.1910. The family appear to have been living in Battersea, London by 1911 with their eldest daughter, Christina. Patrick is listed as a private in the Irish Guards. 

Heslin enlisted in Dublin, but was later resident in Lancashire, likely at the time of the outbreak of the war. He disembarked in France in August 1914, but was taken as a prisoner of war (POW) c. 26 November 1914, during the First Battle of Ypres, and was detained at Limburg POW camp. He died while a prisoner-of-war in Germany. Annie was listed as Patrick's next-of-kin on his POW record, and at the time she was living in the Guinness Trust Buildings at Page's Walk, off the Old Kent Road.

Parents Names:
Notes: Annie was likely Anne Cartmel, who married a Patrick Heslin in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire in 1910. Annie later lived in 4 Stanley Road, Sandylands, Morecombe, Lancashire,

Link to CWGC entry; Link to will; POW information, ICRC archives (Red Cross);Guinness Trust Buildings, Page's Walk, Bermondsey c.1910s; possible Civil Record of Birth; Rudyard Kipling, The Irish Guards In The Great War, Vol II

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