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Patrick Gallagher

Rank: Private/ Sapper
Townland: Aughafin
Town/Village: Edgeworthstown
Civil Parish: Mostrim
Catholic Parish: Mostrim
Alternative Address: Church Street, Edgeworthstown;
Census 1901: Resident at Aghafin, as Gallaher.
Census 1911: Resident at Aghafin, as Gallaghar.
Regiment/Unit: Royal Engineers / Leinster Regiment, 7th Service Battalion, "D" Company / {Rifle Brigade, "B" Company}
Regiment Number: 364262 / [2791] / {460} {7887}
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Patrick was born 1 September 1878 in Aughafin. 

Patrick had a long career as a soldier, and was recorded as a private in the Rifle Brigade by 1901, although he had left the army by 1911. He reenlisted in August 1914, shortly after the outbreak of the Great War. He was discharged from the Rifle Brigade after a short while and enlisted with the Leinster Regiment, before eventually transferring to the Royal Engineers. Patrick served in France from December 1915 to July 1917; he received a gunshot wound to the hand in September 1916. His army records remark that he was a proficient steam-engine driver. 

Parents Names: Son of Bernard Gallagher and Anne (née McAdden) of Aughafin, Edgeworthstown

; Link to Civil Record of birthLongford Leader, 1 May 1915, Edgeworthstown Notes;

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