1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Patrick Rourke Rourke

Contributed by: Peter Rourke, on 2008-11-12

Patrick Rourke
Rank
First Name Patrick Rourke
Surname Rourke
Year of Birth 1891
Year of Death 1970
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Gateshead, Durham

Patrick Rourke's Story

My Grandfathers, like many who fought & served their county, never gave it a second thought. As night followed day, it was a mans patriotic duty, to defend King & country & if necessary to lay down their lives in the name of freedom; for little or no reward.

It is myself & my generation, that have profited from the deeds our noble ancesters.

It is with gratitude, that I, salute their courage & sacrifice.

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