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Patrick Dunphy

Rank: Private
Street: Great Water Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Labour Corps; [Royal Irish Rifles]
Regiment Number: 174688; [108]
Date of Death: 22-01-1922
Cause: Died of disease possibly causes by military service, (tuberculosis of the kidneys).
Memorial: Streete, Co. Westmeath

Patrick was born c.1884

In February 1915, Patrick married Mary Anne Kinolan(?), née McDermott, a widow; Mary Ann's son John also served in WW1 with the Royal Air Force and died in 1919. 

Patrick was a soldier with the Royal Irish Rifles prior to WW1; he renlisted for war service on the 28 August 1914 and entered the war in the Balkans theatre (Greek Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria & European Turkey) in October 1915. He was discharged from war service in September 1918, and was a recipent of a Silver War Badge. 

Patrick died on the 22 January 1922 in Richmond Hospital, Dublin, of tubercular disease of the kidneys, said to have been caused by his military service. 

Parents Names: Son of Peter Dunphy,
Notes: It is possible that Patrick was from Co. Kilkenny, as there was a British Army soldier (Royal Irish Regiment, No 9294), in the Great War from near Dunkitt, Kilmacow, who was of a similar age, who was also the son of a Peter Dunphy.

Link to Civil Record of marriageLink to Civil Record of deathLongford Leader obituary, Jan 1922; link to Pensions Index (via a paid subscription site)

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