|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1901|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 1944|
PATRICK J. MORRIS
PVT, U.S. Army 36375586
NAME OF NEXT OF KIN
Mary L. Morris, Mother
DATE OF REPATRIATION OCT 6, 1948
PLACE OF PREVIOUS BURIAL
Military Cemetery, Maastricht, Holland
from:Some of the Irish Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives in Europe.
This Irish-born soldier died on active service with the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe. He was initially interred in a U.S. military cemetery on the Continent. After the War, his remains were returned to Ireland for reinterment at the request of his next-of-kin. In 1948 and 1949, U.S. military aircraft repatriated the remains to Collinstown Airport, Dublin. The casket, draped in the Stars and Stripes, was accompanied by a U.S. Army escort.
At the airport, the Irish and American flags flew at half-mast as representatives of the U.S. Legation and Ireland's Department of External Affairs officially received the remains. Irish Army chaplains presided over religious services. The Irish Army rendered full military honours. Army buglers sounded "The Last Post" and "Reveille." The casket, accompanied by a U.S. escort, was then placed on an Irish Army lorry for transport to a railway station and removal to the home parish of the deceased.
All information in the above bio which is not shown on the grave marker was extracted from the work of the late Brian McGinn on 17th November 2008.
Patrick J. Morris
Pvt 103 MED BN
28 INF DIV
County Roscommon, Ireland
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Oct 14, 2008
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