Patrick Grimes was born on 29th June 1891 at Cloughfin, Kildress. He was the son of Charles Grimes and Mary Grimes (nee Donnelly), and brother of Sarah, Kate, Anne, Joseph, Charles and Reverend Father Michael Grimes. He immigrated to New York where he worked as a barman. Patrick Grimes’ draft card shows that he was 5 feet, 8 and half inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair. Private Grimes is thought to have died of wounds received in action sometime around June or July 1918. He is listed among the casualty list of the American Expeditionary Force published on 18th August 1918, but his date of death is not determined. His remains were returned home to Kildress.
From Cookstown, proceed about 6 miles out the Omagh Road. On the left hand side is the Killeenan Road. Take the first left on this road, the Cloughfin Road and the Churchyard is on the left hand side. Patrick Grimes of the US army is buried here. There are no Commonwealth War Dead buried here.