17 June 2010

277672 Capt Patrick Toolan MM, 1/7th Queen's Royal Regt


277672 Captain Patrick Toolan MM of the 1/7th Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), died on the 17th June 1944. He was born in Belfast and was living there when he enlisted. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission states that he was serving with the Gordon Highlanders and was attached to the Queen's Royal Regiment. He was 26 years old when he died, and was the son of Bernard and Catherine Toolan of Belfast. He is buried in Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery in France. The War Graves Photographic Project has a photo of his grave.


At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Sources:
Ancestry (UK Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945)
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
WW1 Cemeteries for the image on this post

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