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9553   Private Francis Fitzpatrick
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 29/06/1892
Died: 09/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Francis Fitzpatrick was the second son of Hugh and Alice Fitzpatrick. He was on born 29th June 1892 in Dungannon. The 1901 census records Francis as age 8, living with the family at Savings Bank, Dungannon. By 1911 the family had moved to Anne Street, Dungannon. He was a machine hand in a mill. His father was now a labourer. Private Francis Fitzpatrick was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action in Ypres in Belgium on 9th May 1915.Francis had a brother, Bernard Fitzpatrick, who was also killed in World War One.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ypres Town Cemetery Extension
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave III-H-22
CWGC Casualty 446482
Ypres Town Cemetery Extension is located 1 kilometre east of Ieper town centre, on the Zonnebeekseweg (N332), connecting Ieper to Zonnebeke. From Ieper town centre the Zonnebeekseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads and the first left hand turn is the Zonnebeekseweg (N345). The cemetery itself is located 300 metres along the Zonnebeekseweg on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Fitzpatrick family Lists Francis as age 8 at house 17 in Savings Bank, Dungannon
2 1911 Census lists Fitzpatrick family Lists Francis as age 19, a machine hand, at house 44 in Anne Street, Dungannon
3 Ann Street Memories on Facebook Photo of Francis Fitzpatrick's grave
4 Bernard Fitzpatrick Brother of Francis Fitzpatrick
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Francis Fitzpatrick
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Francis Fitzpatrick's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023