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Patrick Keena / Kenna

Rank: Private
Street: Church Street
Town/Village: Edgeworthstown
Civil Parish: Mostrim
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Residing in Edgeworthstown, Longford
Census 1911: Residing at Church Street, Edgeworthstown, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 4355
Date of Death: 03-05-1915
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery, Houplines, France

Patrick was born 25 June 1892 in Church Street, Edgeworthstown. Before enlisting for the army in Longford, Patrick worked as a farm servant along with his brother John.

Upon enlisting for the army Pte. Keena was placed with the Leinster regiment arriving to the front in Feburary 1915. In May 1915 they were stationed at L'Epinette. On the day of his death it is recored in the war diary that the battalion had recieved a soda solution to help in the event of gas attacks. There was also a attack on Waterwheel farm which was badly damaged. There was twelve casualties and three dead. Pte. Keena was 24 when he died.

Parents Names: Son of Patrick and Margaret (née Macken) Keena.

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