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   2nd Lieutenant David Paul
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 06/01/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 16th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/05/1893
Died: 21/03/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
David Paul was the eldest son of James and Isabella Paul. He was born on 12th May 1893. The family lived in Crew, Maghera. His father was a farmer. His mother, died in 1903, when David was 10 years old. He attended Rainey Endowed School, then Lafayette College and the Seminary at Princeton University. He became a student in the Assembly’s College, Belfast, for the third year of his theological course. On his return to Ireland from Princeton he joined Queens University OTC. He was sent to France in March 1917. Second Lieutenant David Paul was serving with the 16th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when, on 21st March 1918, he was fatally wounded at St Quentin and died the same day.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  Albert, Somme
Grave Ref: Addenda Panel
CWGC Casualty 75227860
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Queens University - WW1
2 Rainey Endowed Roll of Honour WW1
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1 1901 Census lists Paul family 1901 census lists David as age 7 living with the family at house 15 in Crew, Maghera, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Paul family 1911 census does not list David as living with the family at house 28 in Crew, Maghera, Londonderry
3 Facebook - Tobermore Photo of 2nd Lieutenant David Paul
4 Forum discussion Biography
5 Queen’s University War Memorial Paul, David, 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Irish Rifles
6 Queen’s University War Memorial Member of the Training Corps 1916
7 Queens University and WW1 Queens University details
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