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8022   Private Patrick Corey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 22/07/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Patrick Corey was the husband of Mary Corey of Blackhill, Cookstown. He was an army reservist and had gone out with the British Expeditionary Force at the outbreak of war and was present at the Battle of Mons. He had been seriously wounded in October 1914 and after a long term in hospital was allowed home on leave in January 1915. On returning to the Colours he was stationed in Londonderry and went out with a draft of Inniskillings in May 1915. A friend of Paddy Corey said in later years that while they were billeted in Bethune, the town came under a bombardment from the Germans. He entered a shelled building to find Paddy and others had been killed by the blast. Altogether fifteen men were killed in the explosion.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery
  Pas De Calais, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 4-D-22
CWGC Casualty 62549
Bethune is a town 29 kilometres north of Arras. The cemetery can easily be found, from any point in Bethune, by following the French signs indicating 'CIMETIERE NORD'. More precisely, from the town centre, turn right in front of the Tribunal and second right at the bottom of the road down to the cul-de-sac where the cemetery will be found.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 70
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Corey family 1901 census lists Patrick as 15 years old at house 86 in Church St, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Patrick & Mary Corey 1911 census lists Patrick as 24 years old at house 34 in Church St, Cookstown
3 Photo of Private Patrick Corey's grave
4 Flicker photo At the grave of soldier Private Patrick Corey, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Private Henry Tohill Friend and fellow footballer
7 Private John McCaffrey Friend and fellow footballer
8 Private Michael Lawn Friend and fellow footballer
9 Private Thomas Darragh Friend and fellow footballer
10 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Patrick Corey
11 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Patrick Corey's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023