Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lt. Patrick McLaughlin, Border Regt. (1901 - 1943)

Lt. Patrick McLaughlin (1901 - 1943)
Lieutenant (Quartermaster) Patrick McLaughlin
From Whitehaven and Carlisle, Cumberland.  
Border Regt. (att. to 5th Bn Northants Regt.) 
Died of wounds in Tunisia (9 April 1943) 
Photograph: Courtesy of 'The Whitehaven News' 
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Some biographical information

Lieutenant Patrick McLaughlin was born in Whitehaven, Cumberland (now Cumbria) in 1901. He enlisted to the Border Regiment in August 1919 at the age of 18 and became a regular soldier. In 1921 he went first overseas with the army.

Lt. McLaughlin died of wounds received while on active service in Tunisia after 24 years in the army. At the time of his death, Lt. McLaughlin was 42 years old. He left behind him a wife and one child living in the Carlisle area of Cumberland.

While serving as a regular his service included postings to Shanghai and India. Patrick McLaughlin returned to the U.K. in June 1939 with the rank of Quartermaster Sergeant (Q.M.S.). In 1940, he was granted a commission with the Border Regiment and was subsequently attached to the Northamptonshire Regiment.

Lt. Patrick McLaughlin is commemorated on the WW2 War Memorial of St Begh's R.C. Parish, Whitehaven.
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CWGC citation

This is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission citation for Lt. Patrick McLaughlin:

Name: McLAUGHLIN, PATRICK
Rank: Lieutenant
Trade: Quartermaster
Service No: 128629
Date of Death: 09/04/1943
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
attd. 5th Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment
Grave Reference: 4. H. 5.
Cemetery: MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY (Tunisia)

Additional Information:
(Not listed by CWGC)
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Dedication

This article is dedicated to Lt. Patrick McLaughlin, Border Regiment:

A flower may die and the sun may set,
But your sacrifice we will not forget.
You gave your life: your greatest treasure,
We think of you with grateful thanks: forever.
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May your name and sacrifice always be honoured.
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Acknowledgements

Cumbria County Archives & Local Studies Centre
(Whitehaven Records Office)

'The Whitehaven News'
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