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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Picken, Paul Hartley


2nd Lieutenant Paul Hartley Picken
was born in 1894. 

He was the son of Edward Picken and Frances Margaret Picken.  In 1901 the family were living in house 124, Oldcastle, Oldcastle, Co. Meath. 
Picken would have joined the Belfast Banking Company around 1911 and worked in Enniskillen and Markets branches.

By 1911 the property is described as house 108, Oldcastle Town, Oldcastle, Co. Meath.  Picken is described as a Bank Clerk.  
Picken served with the 12th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. 

The Belfast Banking Company 'Roll of Honour' booklet records Picken as having been 'previously  wounded' with his last known address 'in France'.


The National Archives records a Medal Index Card as follows:

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers


John Eadie, a descendant of Picken has provided the following additional information:


Via Ancestry.com


"Hi!  Paul Hartley Picken married my great aunt Louie Kells (aged 17 in 1911) in Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland and resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for many years, working as an Accountant.  He died on the 21st June 1970 in Deer Lodge Hospital, in Winnipeg and is buried in Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg in a military grave."
John Eadie (cjeadie@shaw.ca)

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  1. Hi! Paul Hartley Picken married my great aunt Louie Kells, in Oldcastle, co. Meath, Ireland and resided in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for many years, working as an Accountant. He died 21 June 1970 in Deer Lodge Hospital, in Winnipeg, and is buried in Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg in a military grave.
    John Eadie (cjeadie@shaw.ca)

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