Search Database

Optional wildcard search eg. type Bar to find Barry, Barden etc

Optional wildcard search eg. type Pa to find Patrick, Paul etc



Patrick Casserly

Rank: Private
Street:
Townland: Derryveigh
Town/Village: Kenagh
Civil Parish: Kilcommock
Catholic Parish: Kilcommock
Country:
Alternative Address: Coleraine, Co. Derry
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment, 6th (Service) Battalion
Regiment Number: 3569
Date of Death: 07-06-1917
Cause: Killed in action, France
Memorial: Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Belgium
Information:

Patrick was born c.1883 in Derryveagh, between Newtowncashel and Kenagh.

Pte Casserly enlisted with the Royal Irish Regiment in Londonderry, Co. Derry in May 1915 and was posted to France in December of the same year. 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 Patrick Casserly and Catherine, Derryveagh, Kenagh, Co. Longford.
Notes: Born in Newtowncashel according to army will. Patrick was originally buried in Danzig Alley British Cemetery, 3.5 miles east of Albert, but was exhumed and reburied at Wytschaete in 1920.
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; lpossible link to Civil Record of birth;

Submit an Amendment

If you have information on this soldier then please submit an amendment

Would you like to comment on this entry?