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21979   Private Patrick Carson
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 23/04/1897
Died: 09/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Patrick J Carson was the son of Robert and Lizzie Carson (nee McElhatton). Patrick was born in Belfast on 23rd April 1897. The census shows that by 1901, Patrick’s mother had died and the family had moved to Orritor Street. Patrick’s father was a baker. By 1911, Patrick was 14 years old and had left school and was working as a linen weaver. Patrick enlisted in Omagh with the Army Service Corps as a baker. He subsequently joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Private Patrick Carson was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 9th December 1915 during a major offensive in the Balkans.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Doiran Memorial
  Doiran, Thessaloniki
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 1649008
The Doiran Memorial stands near Doiran Military Cemetery, which is situated in the north of Greece close to the Yugoslav frontier and near the south-east shore of Lake Doiran. It is approximately 2 kilometres behind the village of Doiran and is reached via a farm track after turning left in the village by a large taverna. The Memorial stands on what was called Colonial Hill, and can be seen from a distance and is a landmark.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Gunnings Factory Memorial Cookstown
3 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 95
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 1901 Census lists Carson / McElhatton family 1901 census lists Patrick as age 3 at house 23 in Oritor St, his father a widower.
2 1911 Census lists Carson / McElhatton family 1911 census lists Patrick as age 14 at house 23 in Oritor St, a linen weaver
3 6th Batt Royal Dub Fus in Salonika Private Carson mentioned
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Patrick Carson
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023