Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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21/11/2018 Thanks to Seamus McGuckin for supplying the grave photo in France.
07/07/2018 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.
07/07/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 9th January 1915:
28/05/2018 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.
28/05/2018 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 14th November 1914:
18/09/2017 From the Tyrone Courier dated 3rd February 1916: Coalisland Comforts
18/09/2017 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.
30/12/2015 Patrick Gartland was the son of Michael and Mary Gartland. Patrick was born in Coalisland about 1895.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Driver Gartland as the son of Michael and Mary Gartland, of Brackaville, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
30/12/2015 “Patrick. Killed In France 20th October 1918”
30/12/2015 Patrick Gartland is remembered on his family's gravestone in Brackaville Catholic Churchyard. The inscription reads :
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 By 1911 Patrick's father had become a postman. Patrick was a 14 year old linen weaver.
30/12/2015 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
30/12/2015 The 1901 census records that Patrick's father Michael was a labourer.
30/12/2015 Driver Patrick Gartland is buried in grave A.2 at St. Vaast Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
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