Hynds, Patrick (No. T/64009)

Hynds, Patrick (Patsy)

Driver

No. T/64009, Royal Army Service Corps

Died in service on Friday 14 March 1941 (aged 27)

Buried:

Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt (Grave N. 131)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

Patsy Hynds was born on 2 July 1913 in Church Street, Portaferry and he was a son of Francis (Frank) Hynds (sometimes Hinds) and Catherine Hynds (nee Walsh, sometimes Welsh) who were married on 26 November 1911 in Portaferry (Ballyphilip) Roman Catholic Church.  Francis Hinds, a labourer from Portaferry was a son of Edward Hinds, a carpenter.  Catherine Walsh, a servant from Portaferry was a daughter of William Walsh, a labourer.

The Hinds family lived in High Street, Church Street, and Mill Street, Portaferry and they had at least five children:

James (born 18 May 1912 in High Street, Portaferry)

Patrick (born 2 July 1913 in Church Street, Portaferry)

William Bernard (born 4 August 1914 in Church Street, Portaferry)

Francis Joseph (born 10 May 1916 in Church Street, Portaferry while his father was serving as a Corporal in the 8th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers)

Teresa (born 1 October 1918 in Church Street, Portaferry)

After the First World War their father, Frank Hynds, was an active member of the Portaferry Branch of the British Legion.

During the Second World War Patsy Hynds served with the Royal Army Service Corps and he was 27 when he died in a general hospital in Egypt from injuries that were ‘not received as a result of enemy action’.  He was buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

The death of Driver Patsy Hynds (No. T/64009) was reported in the 5 April 1941 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle.  It was reported that he had been a serving soldier for three years and his ‘friendly and genial aspect won him many friends in the Lower Ards’.