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30685   Driver Patrick Gartland
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Small Arms Division, Ammunition Col, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Died: 20/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Summary      
Patrick Gartland was the son of Michael and Mary Gartland of Brackaville, Coalisland, County Tyrone. The 1901 census records that Michael was a labourer. By 1911 Patrick’s father had become a postman. Patrick was a 14 year old linen weaver. Driver Patrick Gartland was serving with the Small Arms Division, Ammunition Col. of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed on 20th October 1918. He was aged 22.
Further Information
Patrick Gartland was the son of Michael and Mary Gartland. Patrick was born in Coalisland about 1895.
The 1901 census records that Patrick's father Michael was a labourer.
Family from 1911 census: Roseanna Gartland, (16) born about 1895. Patrick Gartland, (14) born about 1897. Mary Elizabeth Gartland, (12) born about 1899. Joseph Gartland, (9) born about 1902. Bridget Gartland, (7) born about 1904. Gerard Gartland, (4) born about 1907. Margaret Gartland, born about 1911
By 1911 Patrick's father had become a postman. Patrick was a 14 year old linen weaver.
Medal card
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 14th November 1914:
Fianna Gaelic Football Club has lost three of its best players, who have joined the Irish Brigade, and are at present receiving their military education in Athlone. They are Tom Bradley, J P Daly and P Gartland.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 9th January 1915:
Messrs. J P Daly, T Bradley and P Gartland, of the Irish Brigade, are at home for a few days. They have not been supplied with khaki uniforms yet, although they have enlisted two months ago.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 3rd February 1916: Coalisland Comforts
Mrs H Wilson, Roan House, Coalisland, has lately received grateful letter of thanks from the following local men at the front to Miss Adams and helpers of Coalisland Jumble Sale, for parcels of comforts received:- Private Hugh O’Neill, Corporal James Crooks, Driver P Gartland, Private Robert Campbell, Private J P Daly, R Patterson (prisoner), Private James Stewart, Sergeant J Marsh, Private S Proctor, Bombardier W Rougvie, Royal Field Artillery, Gunner W Brockwell, Royal Field Artillery, and others.
Driver Patrick Gartland was serving with the Small Arms Division, Ammunition Col. of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed in action on 20th October 1918. He was aged 22.
Driver Patrick Gartland is buried in grave A.2 at St. Vaast Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
Thanks to Seamus McGuckin for supplying the grave photo in France.
Patrick Gartland is remembered on his family's gravestone in Brackaville Catholic Churchyard. The inscription reads :
“Patrick. Killed In France 20th October 1918”
The CWGC record Driver Gartland as the son of Michael and Mary Gartland, of Brackaville, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Brackaville, Tullyniskane Coalisland Census listing in Brackaville, Tullyniskane 54.548919 -6.716781
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Gartland family Lists Patrick as age 4 living at house 31 in Annagher, Meenagh, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Gartland family Lists Patrick as age 14, a linen weaver, living at house 18 in Brackaville, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Patrick Gartland's headstone can be purchased here.
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