7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Patrick McCann was born at Ardtrea, Stewartstown and at the outbreak of the First War his family were living in Moneymore. He enlisted at Omagh, with the 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was killed in action during the German Spring Offensive on the 21st March 1918. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on panel 38-40 on Pozieres Memorial, France.
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.