8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
09/10/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Patrick Monaghan was the second son of Charles and Rose Monaghan. He was born 6th March 1892 in the Loup, County Londonderry. He was one of thirteen children. Both parents were National School Teachers in the Loup. Private Patrick Monaghan was serving with the Machine Gun Section in the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in early October 1916 when Patrick was seriously wounded and taken to one of the Casualty Clearing Stations situated at Bailleul. Private Monaghan’s condition gradually deteriorated and he died of his wounds on the Monday 9th October 1916.
Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14 kilometres south-west of Ypres and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. From the Grand Place, take the Ypres road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the Communal Cemetery Extension is at the bottom end. A number of Casualty Clearing Stations were situated here during the war and the resulting cemetery is a large one.