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    Posted: 13 Mar 2012 at 19:41

WATTERS, Patrick Stanislaus Private 17985 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Born: Dublin Enlisted: Dublin.

Age: 25 Date of Death: 07/08/1915 Cause: Killed in action.

Family Notes: Son of Marianne (Mary Anne) Watters, and the late Joseph Watters, of 15 Rathland Terrace, Kimmage, Co. Dublin.

Religion: Roman Catholic.


The many friends and relatives of Mr. Joseph Watters and Mrs. Watters of 15 Rathland Terrace, Kimmage Co Dublin, will be sorry to hear that they have received a report from the War Office that their son, Patrick Stanislaus, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on the 7th of August. Private Watters (17985) was attached to the B Division, 3rd Battalion RDF, Cork. Deceased was a grandson of the late Mr. Peter Coates of Bray. He was a great favorite with his chums in Cork and Dublin.

                                                                                   The Freeman’s Journal, 15 September 1915.


Other notes: Private Watters Medal Index Card shows him as entering the Gallipoli Theatre of Operations on 2/7/1915.

Census Information: The 1911 Census shows Private Watters parents, Joseph (Carpenter, aged 58) and “Mary Anne” (aged 58), residing at, No. 15, Rathland Terrace, also present were their son and daughters, Annie Christina (aged 28), Cathleen Mary (aged 25), Eileen Mary (aged 22) and Francis (aged 14); they stated that during their marriage they had sixteen children, eleven of whom were alive at the time of the Census. The Watters family were shown on the 1901 Census (residing at, Dark Lane, Rathmines) as follows; Joseph (Carpenter, aged 48) and Marianne (aged 48) and their children, John (aged 25), Peter (aged 22), Annie (aged 17), Kathleen (aged 15), Joseph (aged 14), Eileen (aged 12), Patrick (aged 11), Michael (aged 9), Bridget (aged 8) and Francis (aged 4).

Grave/Memorial:  Panel 190 to 196. Helles Memorial.

Irish War Memorial Records Page No: Volume VIII, Page 284.

Edited by Mal Murray - 08 May 2015 at 13:59
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