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  cap badgePrivate Patrick Colgan

7th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment
Service No: 26597

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Personal details

Family Information

Husband of Mary Corrigan Colgan (06/01/1875- ) of 68q Coats St, Coatbridge. Father of 4 children, Mary Agnes born 21/05/1904, Patrick born 09/06/1907, Michael Edward born 04/07/1908 and Thomas born 06/12/1913

Born / Resided

Ildrumore, Co. Tyrone / 68q Coats St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 02/09/1918 at Wulverghem

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

Furnace Filler, Calder Iron Works

Age

DOB - 1877

Buried / Remembered

Dranoutre Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Dranoutre Churchyard was used for Commonwealth burials from October 1914 to July 1915 when the military cemetery was begun. It was used by fighting units and field ambulances until March 1918 (Plots I and II), many of the burials being carried out by the 72nd Brigade (24th Division) in April-June 1916, and Plot III was added in September and October 1918. In 1923, 19 graves were moved into Plot II Row K from the churchyard when the church was rebuilt. Dranoutre Military Cemetery now contains 458 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There is also one German war grave.

Additional Information

Patrick came to Coatbridge some time in the 1900s. He initially enlisted in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (30985) before transferring to the Royal Irish Regiment. During the final advance in West Flanders as the preparations for the Third Battle of Ypres got underway he was killed as his Battalion captured the village of Wulverghem. See photos for Patricks Medal Index Card, his Informal Will x 4, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, Patrick and his wifes names on the North Lanarkshire (Coatbridge) Electoral Register, his name on the Ireland Casualties of WW1, his Headstone Report, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, Dranoutre Military Cemetery and the Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge

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