Private Frederick Patrick

Private Frederick Thomas Patrick, 1st/4th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in a German hospital, aged 17, on the 7th September 1918. He had been wounded on the Aisne on May 26th during the German Spring Offensives and been taken prisoner. He was the son of Mr .J. and Mrs E. Patrick of Goswick Station, Beal and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Cologne, Germany. Before enlisting ( under age ) in Morpeth he had been employed by North and Eastern Railways as a relief clerk. The Official notice of his death was not received by his parents until after the Armistice was signed. After the War an impressive Memorial was erected to commemorate the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division of which the Battalion was part. It was erected near the village of Weiltje in the Ypres Salient where on the 26th April 1915 the Division had fought its first action of the War only days after landing on the Continent.

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