Pte. Patrick Joseph Carpenter

Royal Field Artillery

Private, 21660, Patrick Joseph Carpenter, Born 1878 St Andrews, Dublin. He joined the Army 9th August 1897 and enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery and entered the theatre of war on 19th August 1914, he was a Driver. He served with the

R.F.A. during the attack on Bellewaarde 16th June 1915 and also participated in the 2nd attack on Bellewaarde 25th September 1915.

In August 1914 Patrick was posted to the 5th Division Ammunition Column, he fought at Mons, Marne, Aisne and Ypres. During 1915 he was posted to the 23rd Battery, 40th Brigade with the 3rd Division, during which time he served at Bellewaarde, The Bluff and the Somme, July to November 1916.

Patrick received a home posting on 16th September 1917 to 17th February 1918 and then returned to France. On January 18th 1918, Patrick was again posted, this time it was to 884th A.E.C. Labour Corps., Promoted to Corporal on 6th June 1918. In March the same year he was posted to 'Z' Class Army Reserve.

Patrick died after an accident in 1950 when he was hit by a fire engine whilst crossing the road.

Kind permission of Gary Carpenter