No. 18805, 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Killed in action on Saturday 29 April 1916 (aged 31)
No known grave
Loos Memorial, France (Panel 127 to 129)
Newtownards and District War Memorial
Patrick Gilmore was born on 11 February 1885 in Ann Street, Newtownards and he was a son of Michael and Susan Gilmore (nee McCormick) who were married on 22 April 1882 in Newtownards Roman Catholic Church. Michael Gilmore was a son of Patrick Gilmore, a merchant. Susan McCormick was a daughter of John McCormick, a mason.
The Gilmore family lived at 26 Ann Street, Newtownards.
Michael Gilmore worked as a gas fitter in Newtownards Gasworks and then as a publican and he and Susan had four children:
Maggie Theresa (born 15 February 1883 in Ann Street, Newtownards)
Patrick (born 11 February 1885 in Ann Street, Newtownards)
John (born 1 January 1887 in Francis Street, Newtownards)
James (born 16 November 1888 in Francis Street, Newtownards)
Prior to the outbreak of the Great War Patrick Gilmore worked as a linen lapper. He spent eleven years with the Ards Weaving Company and five years with the Bedford Street Weaving Company in Belfast. Whilst in Newtownards he was a member of the local swimming club.
Patrick Gilmore and Margarita O’Rorke were married on 25 September 1912 in St Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church, Belfast and they had at least two children:
Barbara Ellen (born 6 October 1913 at 15 Old Lodge Road, Belfast)
John Joseph (born 3 January 1915 at 18 Belmont Avenue, Belfast)
Patrick Gilmore enlisted in Belfast and he served with the 8th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 48th Brigade of the 16th (Irish) Division. He was killed in action on 29 April 1916 and at the time of his death his wife and family were living at 18 Belmont Avenue, Belfast.
Private Patrick Gilmore (No. 18805) was 31 when he died and he has no known grave.
Private Patrick Gilmore (No. 18805) is commemorated on the Loos Memorial in France and on Newtownards and District War Memorial.