Patrick McHale Born Killala Co. Mayo circa 1826 - Winner of Victoria Cross
Patrick McHale is one of two mayo men to win the Victoria Cross for Bravery, the other being Edward Jennings of Ballinrobe. Both won for feats of Bravery at Lucknow in India in late 1857.
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Patrick was a private with the Northumberland Fusiliers, and his medal is in their museum. He died in 1866.
I know nothing of his relatives, but I would be interested to hear from anyone who thinks they may have a connection.