David McClatchey

Rifleman David McClatchey, a hairdresser from Portadown, Co. Armagh became a prisoner of war in Italy. He died in a military hospital on 10th August 1943.


David McClatchey


Rifleman David McClatchey (7902391) served in 2nd Battalion, The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles during the Second World War. Known as Davy, he was the eldest son of Edward McClatchey and Isobel McClatchey of 22 Queen Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh, and the husband of Carol McClatchey of 2 Mons Villa, Armagh Road, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

In civilian life, Davy worked as a hairdresser in the town before joining up with the outbreak of the Second World War.

Rifleman McClatchey died on 10th August 1943 aged 30 years old as a result of wounds sustained in the Sicilian campaign. He was a prisoner of war in enemy hands at his time of death. Some records suggest, his death occurred while undergoing surgery in a military hospital.

Rifleman McClatchey has no known grave and his name is on Panel 11 of the Cassino Memorial, Italy. His name is also on the Portadown War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

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