Monaghan, Patrick (3988)

Place of Birth: Bataruar, Ireland

Age: 28 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 31 May 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3988            view online service record

Address:
317 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Minnie Monaghan (wife)
317 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 8 February 1916
Ship: HMAT Warilda A69
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion – 9th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Sunday, 30 July 1916
Place: France


Private, 31 Infantry, killed in action 30 July, 1916, France, aged 29, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Wife: Mrs Minnie MONAGHAN, born Bataruar, Ireland. A 28-year-old merchant seaman when he enlisted with his wife at 317 Bay Street, his Attestation showing five years with the Royal Navy before arriving in Australia. No circular returned, brothers Alick and Jim shown in Death Notice. A letter dated 11 August 1920 in his archives to Mrs Vostrere, 15 Heath Street asks for the address of Patrick’s son. The response appears to be William Duncan MONAGHAN at the same address in Heath Street.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Patrick was one of three late members remembered at a meeting of the Normanby Lodge of Druids on Wednesday, 13 September 1916.

1916 ‘ITEMS OF NEWS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 23 September, p. 2. , viewed 15 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91165532

1916 ‘LATE PRIVATE MONAGHAN.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 14 October, p. 1. , viewed 16 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91167958

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