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Leinster Leader October 28th 1939

Bad News For Kildare Family

Mr. Donnelly Swift, Dublin St. Kildare, who carries on the business of photography at Kildare and the Curragh Camp, has been notified that, following the sinking of the British ship, Yorkshire, by a German submarine, his son, Patrick Donnelly Swift, is among the missing. The young man, who was very popular in Kildare, was a brilliant pupil of St. Joseph’s Academy, Kildare, and subsequently of the Irish National College, Dublin. Twelve months ago, Mr. Swift obtained his Master’s Ticket (foreign going) after a nautical career of only ten years.
The sympathy of a large number of friends is with the popular Kildare family in the suspense occasioned by this ill news.

An article from the Leinster Leader of 28 October 1939 on the death of  Patrick Donnelly Swift following the sinking of his ship

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