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11602   Private Patrick Donnelly
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/06/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 26/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Patrick Donnelly was born in Dublin. Patrick Donnelly was living in Dublin when he enlisted in Maryborough, Laois. Private Patrick Donnelly was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 26th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Private Donnelly has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres. It is not known what link he had, if any, to the Dungannon area.
Further Information
THIS MAY NOT BE OUR Private Patrick Donnelly, 2nd Battalion Dublin Fusiliers. Newspaper reports suggest a second Patrick Donnelly who was gassed and may have returned to Dungannon.
Patrick Donnelly was born in Dublin.
Patrick Donnelly was living in Dublin when he enlisted in Maryborough, Laois.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 2nd June 1915:
Private Patrick Donnelly, 2nd Battalion Dublin Fusiliers, writing to his mother at Washingford Road, Dungannon, from the Duchess of Westminster's Hospital, Etaples, France, states:- 'You will be sorry to hear I was poisoned by gas on Monday last at Ypres, and was brought down to this hospital next day. I am feeling much better now. '
From the Tyrone Courier dated 8th July 1915:
Other Dungannon soldiers home from the front wounded include Private Michael Wilson and Private Patrick Donnelly of the Dublin Fusiliers; Lance Corporal Adam Harbinson of the Royal Irish rifles and Private W J Wilson of the Irish Fusiliers.
Private Patrick Donnelly was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 26th April 1915 in France & Flanders.
Private Donnelly has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.
It is not known what link he had, if any, to the Dungannon area.
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