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9500   Rifleman Patrick O'Hara
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 28/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
Patrick OíHara was born in the Dungannon area. Patrick enlisted in Newtownards. Private Patrick OíHara was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in Belgium on Sunday 28th January 1917. The 2nd Presbyterian Church in Dungannon lists a Private David O'Hara, killed in action, who served with Royal Rifles. He lived Killyquinn. Itís possible that is the same man. Further evidence required.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension
  Comines-Warneton, Hainaut
Grave Ref: Grave I-N-2
CWGC Casualty 94751
Berks Cemetery Extension is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen, Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The cemetery lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.
References and Links
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1 2nd Presbyterian Dungannon Private David O'Hara, killed in action, lived Killyquinn
2 Poor photo of Private Patrick O'Hara's grave
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 - Killyquinn Located west of Stangmore Junction
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Patrick O'Hara's grave can be purchased here
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