2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
23/08/1914 (Died of Wounds)
Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy was born in Stewartstown and subsequently moved with his parents to Dublin. He enlisted in Belfast. He was part of the first draft of men sent to the Western Front on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914. Patrick was mortally wounded within days of arriving in France and was removed to hospital at Le Mans. He died from his wounds there on 23rd August 1914.
Le Mans is a large town and the seat of the Prefecture of the Department of La Sarthe. The Cemetery is in the north-west suburb of the town, west of the River Sarthe, off the main road, Avenue Rhin et Danube (D304). From the D304, turn into the Rue des Etamines, then left into Rue de la Madelaine. The Cemetery is off the Rue de la Madelaine in the Rue de le Garenne. The War Graves plot is at the far end of the cemetery on the left hand side (Plot 38).