Patrick Joseph Gilleran
|Street:||1283 3rd Avenue, New York|
|Alternative Address:||Dublin Street, Longford|
|Regiment/Unit:||30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, US army|
|Date of Death:||09-10-1918|
|Cause:||Killed in action, Madeleine Farm near Cunel, Meuse-Argonne, France|
|Memorial:||Tablets to the Missing, Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France|
Patrick Joseph Gilleran was born in Longford town on 13 December 1890, son of Patrick Gilleran, a constable in the RIC, and his wife Ellen McAneeny. Patrick Sr was from Co. Roscommon, and Ellen from Leitrim.
Patrick enlisted in the New York National Guard on 15 May 1914; served with 'D' Company, 71st Infantry Regiment until 13 October 1917; then with 'D' Company, 105th Infantry. He was promoted corporal on 16 July 1916 and sergeant on 8 September 1916. He served overseas (France) from 17 May 1918 and was commissioned on 16/17 July 1918.
Lieut. Gilleran was killed in an assault on the Bois de Cunel (Cunel Wood) on the morning of 9 October 1918. Initially, the advance of 30th Infantry was covered by fog and smoke (purposely made), but when both cleared, the attackers were exposed to heavy fire from a German strong-point at Madeleine Farm. It was soon knocked-out, but not before the 30th had sustained severe casualties.
|Parents Names:||Patrick Gilleran and Ellen McAneeny, Longford|
|Notes:||His next-of-kin was his aunt Mary Gallon [should be Gilleran?], 1283 3rd Avenue, New York. **Many thanks to Dennis Burke of http://www.ww2irishaviation.com for submitting this entry.|
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1890/02407/1897666.pdf - Patrick's birth record