Patrick Joseph Treanor

Rifleman Patrick Joseph Treanor of Newry, Co. Down died on 28th May 1940 as the Royal Ulster Rifles held the rear guard of the British Expeditionary Force.

Rifleman Patrick Joseph Treanor (7014151) served in 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles during World War Two. He was the son of James (Jimmy) Treanor and Elizabeth Treanor (née McKevitt) of Castle Street, Newry, Co. Down.

Patrick had 2 younger brothers, James (Jimmy) Treanor born in 1923 and William (Billy) Treanor born in 1925. He also had an older sister, Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Treanor born in 1918 in Newry, Co. Down.

Patrick Joseph Treanor died on 28th May 1940 aged 20 years old during operations that would bring the Royal Ulster Rifles to Dunkirk. His grave is in Grave 3 of Woesten Churchyard, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. His headstone bears the inscription:

In memory of Patrick Joseph, on whose soul, sweet Jesus, have mercy. RIP.