Patrick Donahue was born in Ireland and arrived in the US when he was about 17 years old. He had two brothers, Ned and Timothy and a siseter, Jane. At the outbreak of WWI he was attending night school and employed by the E. Frank Lewis plant in Lawrence MA.
Donahue joined the army on October 5, 1917 and was sent to Fort Devens where he was assigned to Company G of the 328th Infantry, 82nd Division. After training at Devens he was sent to Camp Gordon in GA and then sailed for Liverpool and then LeHavre, France.
Donahue was discharged from the army on June 4, 1919. After the war Donahue was typically unwilling to speak about the part he played in the events of October 8, 1918.
Obituary of Patrick Donohue from a local newspaper