This street is named for Patrick McNamara veteran of the 19th foot regiment. Briefly, Patrick McNamara served in Ireland (2 years), Canada (1 year), the Crimea (3 years), and then India (10 years). He was wounded at the Battle of the Alma during the Crimean War, and retired from the British Army on health grounds after 20 years service.He was promoted to Corporal in 1862.
He did extremely well to survive for as long as he did, for of the 1000-plus men of his regiment who went out to the Crimea, not many more than 300 returned. To be wounded in those days was a serious matter, and there was a very high chance of death as a consequence. Following discharge from the Army, Patrick McNamara returned to England. On his discharge papers, he stated that he was going to live in Bolton in Lancashire. Some of his descendants made their way to Malton.
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