|Regiment/Unit:||18th Royal Irish Regiment|
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Patrick (Paddy) Early was born in Granard.
Early enlisted in the Royal Irish Regiment c. 17 August 1914, shortly after the outbreak of the war, suggesting that he was a former soldier and/or a Special Reservist. He signed up with his friend Joseph Kelly who was with the Leinster Regiment. A Longford Leader article (below) suggests that he enlisted with the by-then disbanded 18th Royal Irish Regiment (18th Battalion (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot), so this is likely to have been an error and was possibly the 1st.
|Notes:||Possibly Patrick Early, South Wales Borderers that died in 1915? http://longfordatwar.ie/soldiers/127|