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Patrick Joseph Kiernan

Rank: Lance Corporal
Street: St. Mel's Road
Townland:
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country:
Alternative Address: 12 Lower Wellington Street, Dublin
Census 1901: Possible link, residing at Cartrongolan, Drumlish, Longford.
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Drumlish/Cartrongolan/1552636/
Census 1911: Possible link, residing at Cartrongolan, Drumlish, Longford.
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Longford/Drumlish/Cartrongolan/586240/
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 8724
Date of Death: 21-12-1914
Cause: Died of wounds received in action, in the 19 Field Ambulance.
Memorial: Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France
Information:

Patrick was born 6 October 1978 ,St. Mel's Road, Co. Longford. Patrick worked as a news vendor before enlisting for the army in Feburary 1908 in Dublin.

In December 1914, the 2nd Leinsters were fighting as part of the 6th Division at Armentieres , where Patrick was injured. He later died of his wounds just a few days before Christmas. On that first Christmas day, the regimental diary noted that there was an informal truce held, where men from both sides came out from the trenches and talked together.

In his will, Patrick left all of his property to his mother Mary. 

Parents Names: Son of the late James and Mary Aine (née Lennon), Kiernan, of 12 Lower Willington Street, Dublin.
Notes: Soldiers will for Patrick J. Kiernan is also accessible through the National Archives of Ireland.
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