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.
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.