MCCARTHY, Patrick

Known as: 
Pat
Rank: 
Private
Regiment/Corps: 
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5509745
Died : 
Friday, November 28, 1941
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Age: 
18
Private Patrick McCarthy, aged 18, died by drowning whilst at Achnacarry.  
Also recorded as dying by drowning on this date and serving at the same location were Gunner Haydon and Corporal Turner.
The Register of Deaths records that he was found dead on the 10th February 1942 at 10am in the River Lochy,  800 yards East of Lochy Bridge. Last seen alive 28th November 1941.  Cause of death was drowning. Informant was Capt. Hoare, RA, for Officer Commanding Commando Depot, Achnacarry.
The CWGC does not show a Commando Unit which would be correct if he was in training for Commando service.  
Service as a Commando has therefore not been established. 
Sources: CWGC / Register of Deaths in the district of Kilmallie via www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.
 

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