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04/06/2016
04/06/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 15th June 1915:
04/06/2016 Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, received an official intimation on Saturday that his son, Private Frank Fitzpatrick, 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, had been killed in action.
03/06/2016 The published list of casualties contains the name of Private Frank Fitzpatrick, 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, as having being killed in action. His father, Mr. Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, has not yet received the usual notification, but it is understood some Dungannon men at the Front have written home stating that they saw him fall.
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03/06/2016 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 9th June 1915:
30/12/2015 By 1911 the family had moved to Anne Street, Dungannon. Francis was now 19 and working as a machine hand in a mill. His father was now a labourer.
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30/12/2015 From Tyrone Courier 17th June 1915 - Dungannon Man Killed
30/12/2015 The casualty list published on Monday contained the name of Frank Fitzpatrick, 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers as being killed in action. His father Mr. Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, has not yet received the usual notification, but last week Private Edward Hurson of the 4th Battalion of the same regiment, who is at present in hospital in Manchester, suffering from a wound in the right leg, stated in a letter to his parents at Linfield Street, Dungannon, that a chum had informed him that he had seen Fitzpatrick buried.
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30/12/2015 From Tyrone Courier 10th June 1915 - Reported Death of Another Dungannon Man
30/12/2015 Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, has received an official intimation that his son, Private Frank Fitzpatrick, 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, had been killed in action. As stated in last week's Courier, Fitzpatrick's name appeared in the casualty list on Monday of last week, but it was not until Saturday that the official intimation of his death was received. Among other expressions of sympathy, Mr Fitzpatrick has received the following letter from Miss K Donnelly, Secretary of the Dungannon Female Branch of the Irish National Foresters Benefit Society, No 721 (Daughters of Erin) :- “The members of the above branch wish to convey to you, Mrs Fitzpatrick, and the other members of your family, their sincere sympathy in your very sad bereavement by the death of your dear son. Needless to say, it is a heavy cross you have to bear that we trust that God in his mercy will help you all to bear it with patience and resignation to his most holy will”. Mr Fitzpatrick desires us to thank the above branch of the Foresters and others for their kind sympathy.
30/12/2015 Private Francis Fitzpatrick was with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed on 9th May 1915, age 22.
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30/12/2015 The 1901 census records Francis as age 8, living with the family at Savings Bank, Dungannon. His father was a “hall keeper”.
30/12/2015 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).
30/12/2015 Francis had a brother, Bernard Fitzpatrick, who was also killed in World War One.
30/12/2015 Last Will and Testament of Francis Fitzpatrick:
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30/12/2015 Francis Fitzpatrick was the son of Hugh and Alice Fitzpatrick, of Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone. He was born about 1893.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 13 July 1916: James Fitzpatrick (brother of Francis Fitzpatrick)
30/12/2015 Private James Fitzpatrick, Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is a son of Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon.
30/12/2015 Another brother, James Fitzpatrick, served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was injured in July 1916, but survived the war.
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30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 15th July 1916: (brothers of Francis Fitzpatrick)
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30/12/2015 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.
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30/12/2015 Private Francis Fitzpatrick is buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium.
30/12/2015 9553 Private F Fitzpatrick. Royal Dublin Fusiliers. 'In the event of my death, I give my property and belongings to my mother, Mrs Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon. County Tyrone, Ireland.'
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