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Private Patrick Halloran saying his last goodbye to his mother and sister at Ennistymon Railway Station, late 1914 Halloran, Patrick

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Halloran, Patrick
1st Bn., Connaght Rangers
d. 29th April 1915.  Killed in action, Flanders.
Born in Ennistymon.  Enlisted at recruitment meeting in
Hazelbrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Plot 11, Row H, Grave 13

Patrick Halloran features in the poignant photograph "The Last Goodbye", as he holds hands with his mother and sister for the last time.
Private Halloran was involved in the Battle of Ypres which comprised of two parts. The first part took place on the 26th/27th April, and the second part on the 28th/29th April, 1915. In the second phase, Private Halloran was wounded and died at 11 hours and 13 minutes on the morning of the 29th April, 1915.
The commanding officer of the Lahore Division, General Keary Meade, made special mention of the Connaught Rangers for the gallantry shown by them on the field of battle.
Private Halloran was awarded the following: The 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal, and the Victory Medal.

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