Patrick John Durnan
- Born: 2 Apr 1902, Matong, New South Wales, Australia
- Marriage (1): Mary Josephine Liston on 10 Jul 1924 in Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia
- Died: 12 Apr 1974, Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia at age 72
- Buried: 1974, Narrandera Cemetery, Old R/C Section B, Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia
He was apparently born in Matong, on the northern side of the railway line which at that time was known as "Devlin".
Patrick enlisted in the Australian Military Forces on the 18th February 1942 at Narrandera. He was almost 40 years of age, a Wheat Farmer, married with one child [although he had 2], and Roman Catholic. He had brown/grey hair and brown eyes, and was recorded as born in Matong. His next of kin was his wife Mary, residence Boree Park, Colinroobie Rd, Narrandera. Patrick followed two of his brothers into service, William and Timothy. He was assigned to the 16th Garrison Battallion at Hay, NSW. He served until he was Discharged during the general Demobilization on the 4th March 1946.
At the time of his Discharge he was 43 years and 6 months old, with dark complexion and grey hair. His application for Demobilization was reviewed by his C.O on the 14th November 1945 but Patrick was deemed "Services Essential, Retained until 31.1.46". Obviously this was later extended until March.
Patrick and his wife Mary were 2nd Cousins. His grandmother was Catherine Guiney, Mary's grandmother was Catherine's sister, Mary Guiney
Patrick married Mary Josephine Liston, daughter of Durham Liston and Margaret Josephine Curtin, on 10 Jul 1924 in Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia. (Mary Josephine Liston was born in 1902 in Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia, died on 4 May 1995 in Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia and was buried in May 1995 in Narrandera Cemetery, Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia.)
Patrick John Durnan and Mary Josephine Liston were second cousins, both descended from daughters of Timothy Guiney & Mary McAulliffe - Mary Guiney in the case of Mary Josephine and Catherine Guiney in the case of Patrick.