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31042   Gunner Patrick Joseph Sands
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Battalion, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
Died: 30/06/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 29
Patrick Joseph Sands was the son of James and Catherine ‘Kate’ Sands. David was born about 1888 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. The CWGC records the family name as “Sandes”. This is clearly incorrect as all references to Patrick refer to him as Sands. The family lived at Mullaghanagh, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone. Gunner Patrick Joseph Sands was serving with the 4th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery when he died on 30 June 1917. He was 29 years old. Patrick’s younger brother David Sands also died in the Great War on 31 January 1917, five months earlier.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Duisans British Cemetery
  Arras, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave IV-N-20
CWGC Casualty 41152
Duisans and Etrun are villages in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, about 9 kilometres west of Arras. The Cemetery lies in Etrun but takes its name from the nearer village of Duisans. It is one kilometre north of Duisans on the D339 road off the Route nationale N39 (Arras-St Pol), in the angle of the Arras Habarcq road and a track leading to Haute-Avesnes.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWI Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Sands family Lists Patrick as age 14 living with the family at house 1 in Mullaghanagh, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Sands family Does not list Patrick as living with the family at house 2 in Mullaghanagh, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Private David Sands Brother of Gunner Patrick Joseph Sands
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Gunner Patrick Joseph Sands's gravestone can be purchased here
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