Patrick DAIR
Rank: Private
Number: 13057
Unit: 10th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 20 May 1916
Age: 38
Cemetery: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Patrick was born in Rochdale but, by the time of the 1901 Census, the family had moved to Stockport. However, Patrick does not appear to be listed on the Census although a John Dair, aged 31 and Mary Dair, aged 20 are shown living in the town. They were possibly his brother and sister. Between October and December 1902, he married Catherine Ditchfield. They lived, with their two children, at Barr's Court, Fountain Street, in the Portwood area of town.

Patrick worked locally at the Portwood Spinning Company until he enlisted into the army in September 1914. Sometime between then and 1916, Catherine died.

The Battalion went overseas in September 1915 and Patrick would never be involved in a major battle. He was killed during a German attack described here.

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