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2883   Private Patrick Birney (Senior)
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Died: 09/09/1915 (Died of Illness)
Age: 38
Summary      
Patrick Birney was born in Dungannon, Co Tyrone about 1877. The 1901 census lists Patrick Birney (Senior) as age 24 living with his family at house 73 in Lincoln Street, Falls Ward, Antrim. He was married to Mary Birney and Patrick was working as a tailor. By 1911, the family were living in Monaghan. Patrick Birney enlisted in Belfast where he was living at the time. Private Patrick Birney was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers in Gallipoli when he contracted dysentery. Private Birney died of dysentery on 9th September 1915. He is buried in Weston Mill Cemetery in Plymouth, which suggests he was removed back to a hospital in England. He was 38 years old. Private Patrick Birney’s son, also Patrick Birney, fought and died in the war too.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery
  Plymouth, Devon
Grave Ref: Grave RC-C-11035
CWGC Casualty 2852743
Summary      
During the First World War, Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse contained between them the Royal Dockyard, Royal Naval Barracks (known as H.M.S. Vivid), the Royal Marine Barracks of the Plymouth Division, and naval and military hospitals. For the duration of the war, Devonport was made headquarters of the Auxiliary Patrol Area.
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1 1901 Census lists Birney family Lists Patrick Birney (SNR) as age 24 living with his family at house 73 in Lincoln Street, Falls Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Birney family Lists Patrick Birney (SNR) as age 35 living with his family at house 25 in Rosslea Road, Clones Urban, Monaghan
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Patrick Birney's gravestone can be purchased here
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