Patrick Joseph Ryan

First Name: 
Patrick
Middle Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Ryan
Mother's Name: 
Honora Ryan (nee Purcell)
Father's Name: 
Andrew Ryan
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, October 9, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th battalion
Company: 
9th Reinforcement
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Mount Kembla
Cause of Death: 
Result of Coal Mine accident
Details: 

Patrick Ryan (Service No 3916) was born in Albion Park about 1883 and worked as a miner before enlisting.  Patrick enlisted at Holsworthy, NSW, when he was 32 years old. He was single and nominated his sister Miss Margaret Ryan of Kembla Heights as his next of kin.

Patrick embarked from Sydney with his Unit, the 9th Reinforcement, 19th Battalion, on HMAT A54 Runic, on 20 January, 1916. He saw service on the Western Front and survived the war.

Patrick returned to Australia in January 1919, and was discharged from the AIF, medically unfit, on 27th April, 1919.

Later In 1919 he married Margaret Rapley and together they raised a family in Mount Kembla until his death. 

A newspaper article dated 7th September, 1937 advised that Patrick Ryan was injured at the Mount Kembla Mine when he was run over by a skip. He was admitted to Wollongong hospital with a severe leg injury.

Patrick died at Kembla Heights in 1939.

An inquest was held on 4th March 1939 into his death.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455 RYAN PATRICK

Comments

Patrick married Ruby Sarah Rapley.

Their marriage certificate BDM Reg. Glebe # 16667/1880 Patrick and Ruby Sarah Ryan were my Grandparents

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