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Patrick Cunningham

Rank: Private
Townland: Tullybane
Town/Village: Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Rathduff, Co. Westmeath
Census 1911: Resident with wife and family at Tullybane
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number: 5118,
Date of Death: 21-03-1918
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Pozieres Memorial, Pozieres, Somme, France.

Patrick was born in Rathduff* near Moate on the 29 June 1879. His father, also called Patrick, was a collier. Patrick married Mary Murray at Mount Temple on the 10 November 1903, and they went on to have a number of children. 

Patrick enlisted with the Leinster Regiment in Longford, but was killed in action at the beginning of the German Spring Offensive of 1918.

Parents Names: Son of Patrick Cunningham and Ellen (née Daly), Rathduff, Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath.
Notes: *Patrick's attestment suggests that he was born in Longford, but this appears to have been an error, possibly with the original transcription.

Link to CWGC entry; Civil Record of Birth; Civil Record of Marriage

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