I am seeking descendants of the above.I have descended from his wife's side of the family (Bird) and have tracked the family as far as 1955 but can't get any further.Patrick died in 1973 in Carlton, Victoria age 84.
I have established the following: Patrick Joseph Halpin was born in Limerick, Ireland, circa 1888 to Thomas Halpin, a police inspector.I do not have a name for his Mother, just initial M which might have been Margaret as Patrick's daughter was named Margaret.His Father was deceased when Patrick married in 1918.
Patrick was already living in Victoria Australia when he joined the in army 1915. His Mother was then liviing in Edward Street, Limerick. Prior to enlistment he was living at 348 Montague Street, Albert Park, Melbourne.At the age of 27 he joined the 7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement of the Australian Infantry.He served in Egypt and the Western Front (France).He met Annie May Bird (my great aunt) b1893 Hertfordshire, England whilst on leave in England at some point in 1917.He received a serious shraphnel would to the face in March 1917 and spent the next two years in and out of hospital in England.He married Annie in April 1918.Their first child Margaret Mary or May was born 01/06/1919 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.Patrick returned to Aus with the army in late 1919 and was discharged in Jan 1920.
His wife and child followed very shortly after.A second child Thomas Arthur was born 01/07/1923.I know that both Margaret and Thomas served in WW2 (M in the RAAF and T in the army -Signals).I have his service record.
Both Margaret and Thomas were alive when their Mother died in 1955 which is when my branch of the family lost contact with the Halpins.Did either of them marry?Were there any children? Are they still alive?They were still alive upto 1985 as there are no deaths registered for either of them up to that point.Records post 1985 aren't available in Victoria.The last known address in 1955 being 127 Holden Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne.
I would be grateful for any info no matter how insigificant it might seem.Hopefully, someone on the Halpin side has kept on touch or already traced them.