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26913 Patrick O'Rourke, R Dub Fus


Steven Broomfield
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Can anyone assist with this chap?

To explain: a very nice lady visited the KRH Museum yesterday, equipped with a photo of this chap (or someone believed to be this chap) wearing a pre-war Hussar uniform, which is pretty-well unidentifiable.

She does have the chap's War Medal (which has the Victory Medal ribbon), with the above details; she is interested to know whether the Hussar is, indeed, Patrick O'Rourke (grandfather, I think), so it is just-about possible he went overseas and transferred. (It is, of course, equally possible there are a number of other possibilities).

She also has a photo of someone who might be the same chap, but in what I think is RE signal service kit. It might be a brother, of course. Personally I think they all look like a Ben Turpin Tribute Act

I don't have the photos, I'm afraid, so can't post them, but the facts on the medal are what I'd like clarifying - does anyone know anything about Pte O'Rourke? Can someone check his MIC for me?

Ta in advance.

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Steven, his papers are on ancestry. Enlisted 11th May 1916 and served with 10th RDF (no previous service recorded) transferred to LC # 398446 but does look like he spent a very short time at an RE Advanced Camp before this transfer

Jon

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Cheers. Interesting. Ta.

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