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21979   Private Patrick Carson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 09/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Summary      
Patrick was the son of Robert and Lizzie Carson of Church Street, Cookstown. He was however, born in Belfast and the family appears to have moved to Cookstown at a later date. He enlisted in Omagh into the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the Army Service Corps as a baker. He was reported killed in action on 9th December 1915 during a major offensive in the Balkans which cost the Battalion twenty one men. Patrick has no known grave and is commemorated on the Dioran Memorial, Greece and on Cookstown Cenotaph.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Doiran Memorial
  Doiran, Thessaloniki
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 1649008
Summary      
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Gunnings Factory Memorial Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph World War I - Panel 1 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 95
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Carson / McElhatton family 1901 census lists Patrick as age 3 at house 23 in Oritor St, his father a widower.
2 1911 Census lists Carson / McElhatton family 1911 census lists Patrick as age 14 at house 23 in Oritor St, a linen weaver