Patrick Hugh O'Callaghan


Driver 1095. Royal Field Artillery 2nd Welsh Brigade Ammunition Column.

Died 9 Nov 1917, age 20, buried in Cathays Cemetery (R 11) on 16 Nov 1917.

When he enlisted he lived at 81 Saltmead Rd and worked as an engine cleaner for the Cardiff Washed Coal Co. Son of James Bernard and Edith O'Callaghan, of 64 Court Rd., Grangetown. Records show he was discharged in Sept 1914 after an accident in Shrewsbury which led to swelling and retinal damage, but his eyesight had already been failing. By the following October was totally incapaciated and receiving an Army pension.

Source : Kind permission of The Grangetown Local History Society