Fitzgerald, Patrick

Age: 21
Date of birth: 1896

Parents: James and Mary Fitzgerald
Wife: Single
Address: 8 Park View, The Cape

Occupation: Groom

Patrick was born in Settle, Yorkshire in 1896. Both of his parents, James and Mary, were born in Ireland. James was a career soldier and had served in India. By 1901 he had retired and the family were living in Keighley Yorkshire.

Patrick was one of eight children although three had died before 1911. He had one older sister Mary, two older brothers Edward and Thomas and a younger brother Andrew. By 1911 the family had moved to Warwick and were living at 8 Park View, The Cape. Patrick’s father was working as a warder at Warwick Prison. Patrick aged 15 and his brother Edward aged 21 were living and working at Moreton Paddox. Patrick was a groom and Edward a chauffeur.

Patrick’s sister Mary married Horace William Megeney in 1912. He was killed in action in France on 21st September 1918 and is also on the Warwick War Memorial.

Warwick Advertiser 4th May 1918 In Memoriam

Military Service

Rank & Number: Bombardier, 614049
Regiment/Service: 1st/1st (Warwick) Battery, Royal Horse Artillery
Brigade/Division: 1st Battery, 15th Division
Date of death: Friday, May 04, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Pas de Calais
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Mary Immaculate RC Church

Warwick Advertiser 19th May, 1917 – includes a tribute from Patrick’s Section Commander, Second-Lieutenant Gascoyne.

P Fitzgerald 19th May 1917


Patrick is remembered along with his colleagues in St Mary’s Church, Warwick


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  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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