Patrick HERRITY
Rank: Private
Number: 8011
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 10 May 1917
Age: 28
Cemetery: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Patrick was born in the parish of St Joseph's Romas Catholic Church, Tatton Street, Stockport, His parents, Tom and Catherine, lived at 46 John Street. Patrick's service number confirms he was either a regular soldier or an ex-regular who had been recalled to the army, as a reservist, when war was declared in 1914.

On 10 May 1917, Patrick and his comrades were in the front line and support trenches near Arleux, 12 kilometres north east of the French town of Arras. The men were working on consolidating and strengthening the front line trench. At 7pm, the German artillery opened a heavy barrage which was thought would be followed by an attack, but this did not materialise. Patrick and Edward Curran were two of the five soldiers killed. Neither has a known grave.

   
           
   
     
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