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  cap badgePrivate Patrick Colgan

7th (South Irish Horse) Battalion Royal Irish Regiment
Service No: 26597

Patrick  Colgan grave





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. All of Patrick's property and effects were left to his wife Mary. Patrick's Pension was awarded to his wife Mary on the 26/03/1919. Their 4 children are also listed.

Born / Resided

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


Killed in Action on the 02/09/1918 at Wulverghem (Advance in Flanders)




Furnace Filler, Calder Iron Works.


DOB - 1877

Buried / Remembered

Dranoutre Military Cemetery (III. A. 23), 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

The Battalion were formed in France on the 01/09/1917 and were part of the 21st Brigade, 30th Division when Patrick fell. The Advance in Flanders, 18th August – 6th September 1918 : Second and Fifth Armies begin operations in the Lys valley, recapturing the ground lost in April 1918. 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 Patrick's Medal Index Card, his Informal Will x 4, Patrick's wife and son on the North Lanarkshire (Coatbridge) Electoral Register 1919, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report, Dranoutre Military Cemetery, his former Regiment the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Cap Badge and, Royal Irish Regiment Cap Badge, Patrick's Pension Records x 2 and his listing in the Ireland Casualties WW1.

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