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1885 - 1916

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Pte 34538 Patrick Lee

  • Age: Unknown.
  • From: Kildare
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th Btn
  • D.O.W Sunday 23rd September 1917
  • Commemorated at: Outtersteene Cc Ext, Bailleul
    Panel Ref: I.B.16
Patrick Lee” appears to be the son of Patrick Tierney, of Castledermot, Tankardstown, County Kildare. Patrick and his wife, Margaret? (née Lee), had at least five children:  Anne, William, Margaret, Patrick, and Peter.  The newspaper announcement of his father’s death in 1918 reports that his youngest son, Peter, had died in France the previous year.  If this is the case, “Patrick Lee” used his brother’s first name as well as his mother’s maiden name when he enlisted. Research done by others online shows that Patrick Tierney remained in Tankerstown and died in 1942. 
Unfortunately, earlier Irish censuses are not available.

The 1901 census finds the family at house 3, Tankardstown, Carrigeen, Kildare, with a servant.  His father Patrick, is 51, widowed, a farmer. Anne is 14, William 13, Margaret 11, Patrick 10, and Peter 8. 
In 1911 his father, 61, a farmer, is living with William, 24, Anne, 23, and Patrick, 22, at the same address. Peter is not in the household.
There is a Peter Tierney, age 18, born in Co. Kildare, living at 57 Camden Street, Fitzwilliam, Dublin, one of four shop assistants employed by and living on the premises of Andrew Byrne, a tea and wine merchant. 
His sister Margaret Tierney, 19, is residing at 2 Goldsmith Terrace, Bray, employed as a shop assistant in a drapery. She speaks Irish and English. This address is the premises of Edward Lee & Co., a well known Dublin business, but, despite the name, no family connection had been found.
He enlisted in Seaforth, Liverpool and was serving in the 18th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 34538 Patrick Lee when he died of wounds at 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station on 23rd September 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres. He now rests at Outtersteene CC Ext, Bailleul, Belgium.
A notice in the Freeman’s Journal (Ireland) on 11th October 1917, announced a Requiem Mass for Private. P. Tierney, son of Mr. P. Tierney, Tankardstown, who died in France from wounds received in action.
His sister Miss Margaret Tierney, at 2 Goldsmith Terrace, Bray, (Dublin), County Wicklow,  received his effects, including a War Gratuity of £8, and a pension of 5/- a week for one year, then 6/- a week from 12/7/1921 pending investigation, and awarded in 1923.  The investigation was likely related to the legal identity of her brother.  Other addresses for Margaret are shown on the pension cards: Tankardstown, Battington, Wicklow; c/o Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath from 26/7/1923. (Edward Lee & Co. opened a branch in Tyrellspass; it is possible that Margaret was employed there.)
His father died in 1918.
Patrick is commemorated on Ireland’s National Roll of Honour (as Patrick Lee, age 23).

We currently have no further information on Patrick Lee, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.