Patrick Rourke Rourke
Contributed by: Peter Rourke, on 2008-11-12
|First Name||Patrick 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.