Patrick Henry O'Mara

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Private Patrick Henry "Paddy" O'Mara
Life dates
14 Mar 1913 - 1975
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Biography

Patrol member Paddy O’Mara was photographed for “The Last Ditch”, by David Lampe. Lampe used Colchester library for much of his background research and travelling by train from Brightlingsea would have passed Paddy’s post war newspaper pitch outside Colchester station. It isn’t clear that Paddy spoke to Lampe, who obviously recognised his enamel Aux Units badge, worn in his beret. He doesn’t feature in the text or extensive name by name credits and possibly refused to talk to Lampe about his wartime experiences!

Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Colchester B Patrol Patrol member Unknown 03 Dec 1944
National ID
DBTX 252/1
Occupation

Crane driver

Address
61 Artillery Street
References

WO199/3389
The Last Ditch, David Lampe