2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
23/08/1914 (Died of Wounds)
Patrick Joseph Leo Murphy was born in Stewartstown about 1894. Little is known of his early life. Patrick was living in Dublin when he enlisted in Belfast. Private Patrick Murphy was mortally wounded within days of arriving in France. He was removed to hospital at Le Mans. He was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of his wounds on Wednesday 23rd August 1914. He was 20 years old.
Le Mans is a large town and the seat of the Prefecture of the Department of La Sarthe. The Cemetery is in the north-west suburb of the town, west of the River Sarthe, off the main road, Avenue Rhin et Danube (D304). From the D304, turn into the Rue des Etamines, then left into Rue de la Madelaine. The Cemetery is off the Rue de la Madelaine in the Rue de le Garenne. The War Graves plot is at the far end of the cemetery on the left hand side (Plot 38).