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4426   Private Bernard Fitzpatrick
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Summary      
Bernard Fitzpatrick was the son of Hugh and Alice Fitzpatrick, of Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone. He was born about 1896. The 1901 census records Bernard as age 5, living with the family at Savings Bank, Dungannon. By 1911 the family had moved to Anne Street, Dungannon. Bernard was now working as a machine hand. His father was now a labourer. Private Bernard Fitzpatrick was with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed on 21st August 1915, age 20. Bernard had a brother, Francis Fitzpatrick, who was also killed in World War One.
Further Information
Bernard Fitzpatrick was the son of Hugh and Alice Fitzpatrick. He was born in Dungannon about 1896.
The 1901 census records Bernard as age 5, living with the family at Savings Bank, Dungannon. His father was a “hall keeper”.
By 1911 the family had moved to Anne Street, Dungannon. Bernard was now working as a machine hand. His father was now a labourer.
Anne Street, Dungannon
Family : Fitzpatrick James (born about 1892), Fitzpatrick Francis (born about 1893), Fitzpatrick Nora born about 1894), Fitzpatrick Hugh (born about 1895), Fitzpatrick Bernard (born about 1896), Fitzpatrick Mary (born about 1898), Fitzpatrick Cathleena (born about 1899), Fitzpatrick Alice (born about 1901).
Bernard Fitzpatrick enlisted in Omagh.
Private Bernard Fitzpatrick was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Saturday 21st August 1915, age 20.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 4th November 1915:
Private Bernard Fitzpatrick, 1st Inniskilling Fusiliers, second son of Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, is officially reported missing at the Dardanelles. His brother Private James Fitzpatrick, same battalion, had written home a few days previously stating they were both alive and well. Another brother, Private Frank Fitzpatrick, 2nd Dublin Fusiliers, was killed in action in France in June last.
The CWGC record Private Bernard Fitzpatrick as the son of Hugh and Alice Fitzpatrick of Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
Bernard had a brother, Francis Fitzpatrick, who was also killed in World War One.
Another brother, James Fitzpatrick, also served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was injured in July 1916, but survived the war.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 13 July 1916: James Fitzpatrick (brother of Bernard Fitzpatrick)
Private James Fitzpatrick, Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is a son of Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 15th July 1916: (brothers of Bernard Fitzpatrick)
Private James Fitzpatrick, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who is wounded for a third time, is a son of Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon. His brother, Private Francis Fitzpatrick was killed in action a year ago, and his brother, Private Bernard Fitzpatrick, was reported missing, James Fitzpatrick has had a leg amputated.
It is now generally accepted that Bernard Fitzpatrick is listed on Dungannon War Memorial erroneously as B. Fitzgerald.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Anne Street (No 44) Dungannon Central Census listing in Anne Street 54.504377 -6.773568
2 Donaghmore Road Dungannon Central Newspaper lists parents at Donaghmore Rd 54.505498 -6.775024
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1 1901 Census lists Fitzpatrick family Lists Bernard as age 5 at house 17 in Savings Bank, Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists Fitzpatrick family Lists Bernard as age 16, a machine hand, at house 44 in Anne Street, Dungannon
3 Francis Fitzpatrick Brother of Bernard Fitzptrick
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