Thursday, January 10, 2019

Pte Patrick Edwin Garraway, KIA 28 April 1945

The Forgotten Army Dogtag Project has led to some incredible stories and places. Sometimes they're the worst sort of places; the stories of the young warriors who didn't come home.

Today we honor the Uncle of a member who wrote in to see if we had her relative's dogtags. Unfortunately we don't at this time, but I was able to learn about her Uncle; Private Patrick Edwin GARRAWAY, killed just a few days before War's end on 28 April, 1945, age 22.
He served
with the Irish Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C. He was killed during the fighting to reduce the Delfzijl Pocket in Holland. War ended May 8, but 21 young heroes of the Irish Regiment of Canada died during this particular action 10 days before the War's end. Private Patrick Edwin Garraway is buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery in Holland. We remember and honor you.
Thank you for sharing him with us Ms. T. Langley.