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2591   Lance Corporal Patrick Conway
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 21/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 21/05/1893
Died: 23/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Patrick Conway was the son of Andrew and Kate Conway. Patrick Conway was born on 21st May 1893 in Draperstown, County Londonderry. Both his father and grandfather were tailors. At the outbreak of war Patrick Conway enlisted in Tipperary, being at first attached to the Irish Brigade with which he served at the front for several months. Lance Corporal Patrick Conway was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action on Monday 23rd October 1916. He was 23 years old. Lance Corporal Patrick Conway has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Menin Gate
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Panel 33
CWGC Casualty 1607559
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.
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1 1901 Census lists Conway family 1901 census lists Patrick as age 7 living with the family at house 65 in Draperstown, Londonderry
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Conway, Andrew, clothier
3 1911 Census lists Conway family 1911 census lists Patrick as age 18 living with the family at house 26 in Draperstown, Londonderry
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Private Joseph Conway Brother of Lance Corporal Patrick Conway
6 Royal Irish Regiment - 6th Battalion Details of Lance Corporal Patrick Conway
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