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Patrick Joseph Airlie

Rank: Private
Street: Selkirk Street
Town/Village: Calgary, Alberta
Civil Parish:
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Country: Canada
Alternative Address: Main Street Lower, Longford
Census 1901: Resident at Main Street, Longford
Census 1911: Resident at Main Street, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Canadian Expeditionary Force, 50th Battalion
Regiment Number: 434369
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

Patrick was born on 13 April 1889 in Longford town and was one of 8 children. He trained as a carpenter prior to immigrating to Calgary, Canada, in 1911. There he boarded initially in Selkirk Street and is recorded in the 1911 Census of Canada. Airlie enlisted with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in January 1915, and served in Lens and Vimy Ridge, in France where he suffered some injuries. Despite being gassed in September 1917, and suffering shell shock, he survived the war and was recorded as living in Albert Park, Bow River, Alberta in the 1940s with his wife Mary.

Parents Names: Son of James Airlie and Mary Jackson, Main Street Lower, Longford.
Notes: Patrick and his sister Delia's names were included in the 1911 Census, but no further details. This is because at that time they were in the process of emigrating to Canada where they arrived c.10th April 1911. In the 1901 Census of Ireland, Delia is known as Bridget: she is also listed in the 1911 Census of Canada as Bridget. Patrick's father James was a tailor, and originated from Glasgow, Scotland. His mother was from Mullingar. His mother's parents, the Jacksons, were also living with the family in 1901. Her father was also a tailor.

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