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Peter McPartlin (1873-1917)

Man from Crook served in 1st/6th Battalion DLI commemorated on the Arras Memorial

Peter McPartlin, also known as McPartlan), the son of Michael and Anna McPartlan, (also known as McParland), was born in Bishop Auckland in 1873 and christened in Saint Wilfred’s Roman Catholic Church on 9 February 1873. He had three brothers and six sisters and for several years after his birth the family lived in Middlesbrough, but later he worked in the coke ovens of Pease and Partners in Crook.

Peter McPartlin joined the 1st/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry at Crook and was later transferred to the 1st/6th Battalion DLI. He was killed in action during the Battle of Arras on 14th April 1917 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial and in the Durham Cathedral and Pease and Partners Books of Remembrance.

Civil Parish: Crook and Billy Row

Birth date: 12-Jan-1873

Death date: 14-Apr-1917

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: Bishop Auckland (England & Wales Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 & England Select Births and Christenings 1538-1975)
15 Innes Street, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough (1881 census)
55 Innes Street, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough (1891 & 1901 censuses)

Religion: Roman Catholic

Employment: Coke oven worker, Pease & Partners (1914-1918 Book of Remembrance)

Family: Father: Michael McPartlan
Mother: Anna McPartlan (nee Mason)
Siblings: Rose Ann, Patrick, Terence, Mary E., Bridget, Annie, Catherine, Michael & Theresa McParland.

Military service:

1st/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Regimental no.: 5186
1st/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Regimental nos.: 6/1658 & 251025

Medal(s): British War Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial(s): Arras Memorial, Bay 8
Durham Cathedral Book of Remembrance
Pease & Partners 1914-1918 Book of Remembrance

Gender: Male

Contributed by John Edwards