Patrick O’Toole was the son of Joseph and Catherine Frances O'Toole. He was born in Hong Kong about 1891. By 1911 the family were living in Lisnamonaghan, Castlecaulfield. Patrick was working as a linen and cotton weaver. Private Patrick O’Toole arrived in France with the Northumberland Fusiliers on 25th December 1915. Private Patrick O’Toole was serving with the 13th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in Saturday 1st July 1916.
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"