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D/SSX 26862   Able Seaman Patrick Joseph Tyre
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/01/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Stronghold, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Died: 02/03/1942 (Died at Sea)
Age: 21
Summary      
Patrick Tyre was the son of Patrick & Elizabeth Tyre. He was born about 1921. It seems the family lived in Cookstown for a time. Able Seaman Tyre served with the Royal Navy in World War Two on board H.M.S. Stronghold. On 2nd March 1942 HMS Stronghold was sunk near Java. Able Seaman Patrick Tyre was lost at sea on 2nd March 1942. He was 21 years old.
Further Information
Patrick Tyre was the son of Patrick & Elizabeth Tyre. He was born about 1921.
It seems the family lived in Cookstown for a time.
Known family: Patrick Tyre, Elizabeth Tyre, Patrick Tyre (born about 1921).
Able Seaman Tyre served with the Royal Navy in World War Two on board H.M.S. Stronghold.
HMS  Stronghold
On 2nd March 1942 a Japanese task group consisting of the heavy cruiser Maya and the destroyers Arashi and Nowaki discovered and sank HMS Stronghold as she tried to escape the south of Java for the safer waters of Northern Australia. Maya later took on board 50 survivors from HMS Stronghold.
Able Seaman Patrick Tyre was lost at sea on 2nd March 1942. He was 21 years old.
Able Seaman Patrick Tyre is commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Panel 66 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Able Seaman Tyre is also commemorated on Cookstown War Memorial.
The CWGC records Able Seaman Patrick Joseph Tyre as the son of Patrick and Elizabeth Tyre of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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References and Links
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1 Plymouth War Memorial Patrick Joseph Tyre is commemorated on Panel 66
2 Uboat.Net - HMS Stronghold HMS Stronghold ship information
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019