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Patrick Whitney

Rank: Greaser
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Drumlish, County Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: No 4 Company 17th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Royal Field Artillery
Regiment Number: 47418
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Memorial: St.Joachim RC section,Edmondton, Alberta Canada
Information: Patrick was born in Drumlish on 18 November 1883*, to Michael Whitney a shopkeeper in the town and his wife Margaret. Patrick was one of seven children, including Hugh, Bridget, Anna Maria, John and Francis. He emigrated to Scotland initially, working as a brick-works labourer in 1892; he later married Marie (Maria) Cashin. Gsr Whitney enlisted at sea on the SS "Ruthenia" in October 1914, prior to which he was working as a miner. Whitney served overseas during the war, returning on the Adriatic in July 1919. He earned the British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the 1914/15 Star for his service. Patrick passed away in Edmonton, Alberta, on the 15 May 1948.
Parents Names: Son of Michael Whitney and Margaret (née Furey),
Notes: The parents and younger siblings appear on both the 1901 and 1911 census entry for Drumlish: and A Patrick Whitney from Drumlish travelled to North America via New York in 1912; on the shipping manifest a wife, called Maria, was noted.

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