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Patrick Mulleady

Rank: Private / Rifleman
Townland: Mucknagh
Civil Parish: Killoe
Catholic Parish: Killoe
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Residing with his family in Mucknagh, Killoe.
Census 1911: Residing with his family in Mucknagh, Killoe.
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Rifles, 14th Battalion / [3rd Battalion]
Regiment Number: 5485 (3/5485)
Date of Death: 24-03-1918
Cause: Killed in action, France.
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, France

Patrick* was born on the 28 September 1886 in Mucknagh, Killoe, Co. Longford.

While his full regimental number of 3/5485 suggests that Patrick originally served with the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion. Prior to his death, he was serving with the 14th (Young Citizens) Battalion. This is an interesting battalion, raised originally in Belfast in 1914 from Belfast Volunteers and was part of the 36th (Ulster) Division, which was generally made up of Unionist battalions. However, this regiment had been disbanded in February 1918, with its soldiers sent to other battalions. 

Patrick went missing in action, presumed dead, on or after the 24 March 1918, likely during the first German Spring Offensive 1918 (a.k.a. Operation Michael). 

Parents Names: Son of Simon Mulleady and Catherine (née McLoughlin) of Mucknagh, Killoe.
Notes: *Surname was spelled Melleady on the birth registration.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of Birth; Royal Irish Rifles numbering

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