Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
11701   Private Patrick Barton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Patrick was born in Broxburn, Linlithgow, and enlisted in Coatbridge, Scotland. The family lived in Lisburn and Cookstown. Patrick Barton was reported missing, killed in action.. He was most likely a wounded prisoner of the Germans, dying later of his wounds. He was interred in Essigny-le-Grand German Cemetery at Memorial 10. Grand Seracourt Cemetery is only a short distance away, and his remains were later moved to there.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery
  Aisne, Aisne, 4
Grave Ref: Memorial 10
CWGC Casualty 579725
Seraucourt-le-Grand is a village about 8 kilometres south west of St Quentin on the east side of the River Somme. From the main road, D930 St Quentin-Ham, take the left turning in the direction of Seraucourt-le-Grand at a village called Roupy. The Cemetery is signposted from the D32 road on arriving in the village itself.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 248
References and Links
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1 Photo of Private Patrick Barton's grave
2 Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-18 page 102 Patrick Barton, born Broxburn, Linlithgow
3 Lisburn in the Great War Details of Private Patrick Barton
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Patrick Barton
5 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Patrick Barton can be purchased here.
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023