2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
26/04/1915 (Killed in Action)
Patrick Donnelly was born in Dublin. Patrick Donnelly was living in Dublin when he enlisted in Maryborough, Laois. Private Patrick Donnelly was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 26th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Private Donnelly has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres. It is not known what link he had, if any, to the Dungannon area.
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.