Daly, Patrick (No. 1301)

Daly, Patrick


No. 1301, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards

Killed in action on Tuesday 18 May 1915 (aged 33)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Le Touret Memorial, France (Panel 4)

Newtownards and District War Memorial


Patrick Daly was born on 3 October 1881 in Aughlisnafin, between Clough and Castlewellan, in County Down and he was a son of Daniel and Jessie Daly (nee Inglis) who were married on 10 January 1881 in Julianstown Roman Catholic Church, Drogheda, Co Meath.  Daniel Daly (aged 28), a policeman stationed in Gormanstown, was a son of Patrick Daly, a farmer.  Jessie Inglis (aged 25) from Gormanstown was a daughter of William Inglis, a steward.

Daniel Daly was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Royal Irish Constabulary and, when he was stationed in Newtownards, the Daly family lived in Court Street, Pound Street and Ann Street.

Daniel and Jessie Daly had at least eight children:

Patrick (born 3 October 1881 in Aughlisnafin, Castlewellan, Co Down)

Elizabeth Julia (Lizzie, born 16 September 1883 in Gormanstown, Co Meath)

Mary (born 16 May 1885 in Gormanstown, Co Meath)

William (born 2 February 1888 in Court Street, Newtownards)

Daniel (born 20 December 1889 in Pound Street, Newtownards)

Jessie Margaret (born 12 February 1892 in Ann Street, Newtownards)

Norah Anne (born 4 October 1894 in Aughnacullion, Bryansford, Co Down)

Imelda (born 25 January 1903 in Court Street, Newtownards)

Patrick Daly enlisted in Belfast and he served with the Irish Guards.  He was 33 when he was killed in action on 18 May 1915 and he has no known grave.

Private Patrick Daly (No. 1301) is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial in France and on Newtownards and District War Memorial.