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Patrick Shea (served as Rocke/Roche)

Rank: Private
Townland: Shrule
Town/Village: Ballymahon
Civil Parish: Shrule
Catholic Parish: Shrule
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Yes
Census 1911: Yes
Regiment/Unit: Machine Gun Corps (Tanks) [previously Leinster Regiment 3rd Battaltion and earlier the 5th Battalion Special Reserve ]
Regiment Number: 317621 [3212 & 3810]
Date of Death: 30-10-1918
Cause: Unknown, Wareham Military Hospital, Dorset
Memorial: Wareham Cemetery, Dorset

Patrick was born in Ballymahon c.1891. He enlisted in the Leinster Regiment when he was 17 years old in 1906 and served until his period of engagement ended on 31 January 1916. After this he re-enlisted in Dublin in the Tank Corps under the name Rocke (his mother's maiden name). He served in Rouen in 1915. He died in Wareham Military Hospital aged 24 (or possibly 27) years.

Parents Names: Son of John and Mary Shea of Ballymahon, Co. Longford.
Notes: Brother of Maggie, Ellen, Annie and Patrick. Maggie was married to John Clarke by 1911. Wareham Military Hospital was a 45-bed unit at Wareham military base.

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