6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
09/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Patrick J Carson was the son of Robert and Lizzie Carson (nee McElhatton). Patrick was born in Belfast on 23rd April 1897. The census shows that by 1901, Patrick’s mother had died and the family had moved to Orritor Street. Patrick’s father was a baker. By 1911, Patrick was 14 years old and had left school and was working as a linen weaver. Patrick enlisted in Omagh with the Army Service Corps as a baker. He subsequently joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Private Patrick Carson was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 9th December 1915 during a major offensive in the Balkans.
The Doiran Memorial stands near Doiran Military Cemetery, which is situated in the north of Greece close to the Yugoslav frontier and near the south-east shore of Lake Doiran. It is approximately 2 kilometres behind the village of Doiran and is reached via a farm track after turning left in the village by a large taverna. The Memorial stands on what was called Colonial Hill, and can be seen from a distance and is a landmark.