A Royal Irish Regiment, Unique Death Penny/Plaque to Patrick Britt, from Killenaule, Co. Tipperary. (1906080)

125.00

This death penny was awarded to the next of kin of Patrick Britt. He was the son of Ellen F. Costello (formerly Britt) of Clonulty co. Tipperary – a native of Killenaule.
See description and images for more details about this Irish soldier and Great War casualty.

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Description

10623 Private Patrick Britt 1st Battalion, the Royal Irish Regiment and attached to the 31st. General Hospital died on 27th October 1916. He was 28 years old at the time of his death. He is buried at the Port Said War Memorial Cemetery Egypt. His grave reference is N23. (This data is from the Commnwealth War Graves Commission – copy of page included)

Irelands Memorial Records (copy of page included in this sale) states that Patrick was born in Fethard Co. Tipperary. He was attached to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force at the time of his death. He enlisted at Clonmel, where the Depot of the Royal Irish Regiment was based in Victoria Barracks.

His Medal Index Card (copy included) gives some additional interesting information. Private Britt entered the French theatre of War on 19th Dec. 1914. Furthermore his cause of death is listed as “drowned” on 27th October 1916.

The bronze memorial plaque (death penny) is in lovely condition.