McGreevy, Patrick (No. 12177)

McGreevy, Patrick

Private

No. 12177, 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in action on Thursday 3 October 1918 (aged 41)

Buried:

Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, France (Grave I. K. 17)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Brother of Private Hugh McGreevy (No. 8819)

BIOGRAPHY

In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Patrick McGreavey was born in Killinchy and enlisted in Clydebank.

In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that Patrick McGreevy was a son of Patrick and Alice McGreevy of Barnamaghery, Crossgar.

In the Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, it is recorded that his brother, Daniel McGreevy, was his sole legatee.

In the 1901 and 1911 census returns the McGreevy family declared their religion to be Roman Catholic.

Patrick McGreevy was born on 1 April 1877 in Barnamaghery, Derryboye and he was a son of Patrick and Alicia (sometimes Alice, sometimes Letitia) McGreevy (nee Crawford).

Patrick McGreevy was a farmer and farm worker and he and Alicia had five children including:

Hugh (born 10 October 1871 in Barnamaghery)

Daniel (born 2 April 1874 in Barnamaghery)

Patrick (born 1 April 1877 in Barnamaghery)

Their other two children died in infancy.

Patrick McGreevy Senior died before 1901 and Alicia worked as a seamstress.

Private Patrick McGreevy (No. 12177) served in Gallipoli, Macedonia and Palestine with the 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 31st Brigade of the 10th (Irish) Division and he was killed in action in France on 3 October 1918 during the Allied offensive against all sections of the German line.  He was buried in Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, France.