Diamond War Memorial Project

Lance Corporal Patrick McCarron

6th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment (formerly Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers). Regimental Number 2901
Born: ---- Died: 1917-08-12 Aged: -- Enlisted: Derry.

Name recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Name also commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial.

Son of Patrick and Ellen McCarron, 15, Artizan Street, Rosemount, Derry. Husband of Mrs Rose McCarron, 10, Artizan Street, Rosemount, Derry. Brother of John (possibly husband of Mary, who died on September 19, 1921, and was buried in Derry City Cemetery) McCarron, 5, Artizan Street, Rosemount, Derry. Brother of Mary McCauley, wife of Hugh McCauley, who died on March 12, 1920, at the City and County Infirmary, and was buried in Derry City Cemetery.

Lance Corporal McCarron's sister, who was a nun in London, received a letter expressing sympathy from Company Sergeant Major E. Brady who wrote ? 'Your brother did his work most gallantly at all times, and I thought very highly of him, and hoped to have promoted him in recognition of his sterling qualities. He was very popular, and the men continually speak of him.'

On the second anniversary of the death of Patrick McCarron, his wife and child put the following sentiments in a Derry newspaper:

'Two years have passed, our hearts still sore,

As time goes on, we miss him more.

God took him home, it was His will,

Forget him? No, we never will.

Also, on the second anniversary of the death of Lance Corporal McCarron, his father, mother, sisters and brother inserted the following lines in a Derry newspaper:

'Dear son of my bosom, you sleep with the brave,

Where no tears of a mother can drop on your grave;

In the red fields of France you are laid far away.

But our fond hearts are with you for ever and aye.'

On the fourth anniversary of the death of Lance Corporal Patrick McCarron, his father, mother, sisters and brother, 13, Artizan Street, Derry, had the following lines placed in a Derry newspaper:

'Short was your life my darling son,

Peaceful be your rest,

Those who miss you most today,

Are those who loved you best.'