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6980607   Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Campbell
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 17/01/1944 (Unknown)
Age: 22
Summary      
Patrick Joseph Campbell was the son of Thomas and Mary Campbell. He was born about 1922. Patrick was the husband of Margaret Mary Campbell of Dungannon. Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Campbell was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died at Garigliano in Italy on 17th January 1944, age 22.
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Patrick Joseph Campbell was the son of Thomas and Mary Campbell. He was born about 1922.
Patrick was the husband of Margaret Mary Campbell of Dungannon.
Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Campbell was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died on 17th January 1944, age 22.
In January 1944 the 2nd Battalion were part of the 5th Division which faced the Gustav Line where it guarded the approach to Rome in the Garigliano Valley. A silent night attack across the river was planned for the night of 17 January 1944, but in spite of impeccable planning, the assault was opposed and very heavy casualties were sustained. The Battalion did not finally achieve its objective until two days later. 'The Irish deserved special mention in the history of the Italian campaign for the part they took in the Garigliano battle and for being the first Allied unit to breach the Gustav Line'.
Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Campbell is buried Minturno War Cemetery in Italy.
Lance Corporal Campbell is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial.
Lance Corporal Campbell is also commemorated on the Garigliano Memorial, which is located in Enniskillen Castle.
Garigliano Memorial in Enniskillen Castle.
The CWGC record Lance Corporal Patrick Joseph Campbell as the son of Thomas and Mary Campbell. He is also recorded as the husband of Margaret Mary Campbell of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
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1 Garigliano Memorial Lance Corporal Campbell is listed on the Garigliano Memorial in Enniskillen Castle
2 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1943-1944.
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Patrick Joseph Campbell's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020