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  • Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.
Person Details
Whitwell Derbyshire
John Mangan was an Irishman born in County Galway. He came to England where he married Margaret Ann Eadson in Worksop in 1892 where John earned his living as a grocer and provision dealer. Their first home would have been in Shireoaks as this is where their daughter, Bridget was born in 1893. By 1896 they had moved and settled in Bakeston Moor, Whitwell where their next four children were born Patrick in 1896, Sally in 1898, Peggy (Margaret) 1905 and Winifred in 1909. The couple also had four more children who all died in infancy including twins John and Mary in 1895. By 1911 Bridget was in school at the Convent of Notre Dame, Cavendish Street Sheffield and although only 15, Patrick was employed as a journalist.
21 Apr 1917
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295515 - CWGC Website
PS/9356
Private
24th Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Pte Patrick Mangan Worksop Guardian 18 May 1917 News has been received by Mr and Mrs Mangan of 60 Central Avenue, Worksop, that their only son, Pte Patrick Mangan was killed in action in France on April 21st. Pte Mangan, who was only 21 in March last, enlisted while resident in London. As a boy he was employed on the “Guardian” staff and his old colleagues tender their heartfelt sympathy to his parents. The details of his death are for the moment somewhat indefinite, but further enquiries are being made and it is feared that the news is only too true. Pat was a popular lad when resident in Worksop. An ardent Roman Catholic, he was secretary for St Phillip’s club for a short period. He stood over six feet high and was a typical soldier. Mr and Mrs Mangan and family have the sympathy of their many friends in Worksop and Whitwell. Pte. Patrick Mangan Worksop Guardian 5 July 1918 It is with much regret that we have to record the death in war of another “Worksop Guardian” employee in Pte. Patrick Mangan, 24th Royal Fusiliers, only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mangan, 57, Park Street, Worksop, who was killed in action on April 21st 1917. Though his death took place nearly fifteen months ago, it is only recently that the official intimation was received. Pte. Mangan was born at the “Butchers Arms” Whitwell, and came to the Worksop Guardian office as a lad, with the intention of joining the reporting staff. He made good progress in the direction though his interests lay elsewhere, and it was with real regret that his colleagues said goodbye to him. He was a bright, sharp lad, possessed of many good qualities. From Worksop, he went to Doncaster, and thence to London, where he joined the forces in December, 1915. After six months training he was drafted to France. As those who knew him will believe “Pat” was as brave as a lion. He fell fighting, and died the death of a hero. He was barely 21 years of age.
Patrick Mangan is recorded in Registers of Soldiers Effects as having an alias of P O'kavanagh. He is buried in France in the Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.
    Patrick Mangan aka O'Kavanagh - Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.