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Private Patrick Colgan

7th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment
Service No: 26597

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Personal details

Family Information

Husband of Mary Corrigan Colgan of 68 Coats St, Coatbridge. Father of 4 children

Born / Resided

Dromore, Co. Tyrone / 68 Coats St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 02/09/1918 at Wulverghem

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

Furnace Filler, Calder Iron Works

Age

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

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