Patrick Haughey

Jun 17, 1888

Born in Montreal, Quebec to John and Rebecca Haughey


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59438 (temporary number 768)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. John Haughey, mother, 257 Hibernia Rd., Montreal, Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to “G” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “D” Company 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


Feb 26, 1915

Fined $6.00 and sentenced to 5 days detention for Drunkenness


Apr 10, 1915

Sentenced to 15 days Detention for an unspecified offence




May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jul 18, 1915

Reported to be AWL (Absent Without Leave)


Jul 21, 1915

Reported for duty and sentenced to forfeit 4 day’s pay and restricted to half pay for 1 month


Aug 31, 1915

Reported to be AWL


Sep 1, 1915

Reported for duty and sentenced to forfeit 2 day’s pay, 28 days Detention and restricted to half pay for 2 months for being drunk and absent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Dec 13, 1915

Sentenced to 7 days Field Punishment #1 for being absent from camp when required for fatigue duty


Feb 29, 1916

Fined $5.00 and sentenced to 14 days extra fatigue duty being drunk while on active service


May 5, 1916

Sentenced to 28 days Field Punishment #1 for absence from billets and parade


May 20, 1916

His field punishment was reduced by 14 days for “Meritorious Conduct and Bravery at St. Eloi


Jul 3, 1916

Sentenced to 14 days Field Punishment #1 for being AWL and forfeited 2 days pay for his absence


Jul 15, 1916

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for absence


Sep 15, 1916

During the battalion’s advance on the sugar refinery near Courcelette, Private Haughey was killed and subsequently buried in a nearby field by his comrades.  Following the war the Imperial War Graves Commission could not locate his grave, and is now honoured on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy Ridge, France, for those who were killed in France and have no known grave.

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Haughey, 257 Hibernia Rd., Point St. Charles, Montreal, Quebec


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