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03/03/2021 Private Bernard Fitzpatrick arrived with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Balkans on 25th May 1915.
03/03/2021 The 1911 census lists Bernard as age 16, living with the family at house 44 in Anne Street, Dungannon. He was a machine hand. His father was a labourer.
03/03/2021 The 1901 census records Bernard as age 5, living with the family at Savings Bank, Dungannon. His father was a ‘hall keeper’.
03/03/2021 Family: Hugh Fitzpatrick, Alice Fitzpatrick, James Fitzpatrick (born 16th June 1891), Francis Fitzpatrick (born 29th June 1892), Nora Fitzpatrick (born 22nd June 1893), Hugh Fitzpatrick (born 2nd August 1894), Bernard Fitzpatrick (born 18th September 1895), Joseph Fitzpatrick (born 12th October 1896, died 7th December 1896), Mary Fitzpatrick (born 21st December 1897), Cathleen Fitzpatrick (born 17th January 1900), Alice Fitzpatrick (born 5th February 1901), Edward Fitzpatrick (born 11th September 1902, died 7th November 1902).
03/03/2021 Bernard Fitzpatrick was born on 18th September 1895. He was one of ten children, eight surviving, all born in Dungannon.
03/03/2021 Bernard Fitzpatrick was the son of Hugh and Alice Fitzpatrick. Hugh Fitzpatrick and Alice Corr were married on 14th August 1890 in Belfast.
03/03/2021 Private Bernard Fitzpatrick has no known grave and is commemorated on Helles Memorial at Gallipoli in Turkey.
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30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 13 July 1916: James Fitzpatrick (brother of Bernard Fitzpatrick)
30/12/2015 It is now thought that Private Bernard Fitzpatrick is listed TWICE on Dungannon War Memorial, once under his own name and also on the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers panel erroneously as Private B Fitzgerald.
30/12/2015 Private Bernard Fitzpatrick, 1st Inniskilling Fusiliers, second son of Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, is officially reported missing at the Dardanelles. His brother Private James Fitzpatrick, same battalion, had written home a few days previously stating they were both alive and well. Another brother, Private Frank Fitzpatrick, 2nd Dublin Fusiliers, was killed in action in France in June last.
30/12/2015 Bernard’s brother, Private Francis Fitzpatrick, was also killed in World War One. He was killed three months earlier in May 1915 in France.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private Bernard Fitzpatrick as the son of Hugh and Alice Fitzpatrick of Donaghmore Road, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 4th November 1915:
30/12/2015 Private James Fitzpatrick, Inniskilling Fusiliers, wounded, is a son of Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon.
30/12/2015 Another brother, James Fitzpatrick, also served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was injured in July 1916, but survived the war.
30/12/2015 Private Bernard Fitzpatrick was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Saturday 21st August 1915.
30/12/2015 Bernard Fitzpatrick enlisted in Omagh.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 15th July 1916: (brothers of Bernard Fitzpatrick)
30/12/2015 Private James Fitzpatrick, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who is wounded for a third time, is a son of Mr Hugh Fitzpatrick, Donaghmore Road, Dungannon. His brother, Private Francis Fitzpatrick was killed in action a year ago, and his brother, Private Bernard Fitzpatrick, was reported missing, James Fitzpatrick has had a leg amputated.
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