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Patrick Mollaghan

Rank: Private
Townland: Lisnageeragh
Town/Village: Edgeworthstown
Civil Parish: Mostrim
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Lisnageeragh
Census 1911: Resident at Lisnageeragh
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 7th Battalion, 'B' Company
Regiment Number: 10376
Date of Death: 07-06-1917
Cause: Killed in action, Battle of Messines
Memorial: La Laiterie Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Patrick was born 22 April 1897 in Lisnageeragh, Co. Longford.

Pte Mollaghan enlisted in Longford. Patrick was one of six Longford men who died on the opening day of the Battle of Messines on the 7 June 1917, where the 16th (Irish) Division and 36th (Ulster) Division fought side-by-side. 

Parents Names: Son of James Mollaghan and Bridget (née Callaghan) of Lisnageeragh, Edgeworthstown.
Notes: Patrick's regiment was part of the 47th Brigade which was known as the "Nationalist Brigade" as the majority were men from Redmond's Irish Volunteers. The four original battalions were;- 6th Royal Irish Regiment, 6th Connaught Rangers, 7th Leinster Regiment and 8th Royal Munster Fusiliers.

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