359955, Corporal, Royal Air Force. Died 10 November 1942 aged 38. Buried St Mary’s Graveyard, Leigh
His birth was registered at Devonport between January and March 1903.
The 1938 Electors Register shows him living with his wife Maude Mary at 23, Powder Mills. His grave records that he was a husband and father. His only daughter Joy attended Leigh School . His widow was shown still living at number 23 Powder Mills in the 1945 Electors Register.
359955 Corporal / P. W. Patching / Royal Air Force / 10th November 1942
On right kerb: “In memory of a dear husband and father Philip Walter Patching who died 10th November 194 ? Age 38 years.”
(Address in Burial Register: 23 Powder Mills Leigh)
Remembered on Leigh War Memorial.
Last Updated 2 November 2007