Finding Wee Paddy

Finding Wee Paddy | Squeaky Pedal Productions

A woman's search for the grave of a lost soldier takes us on a journey through the 20th century.

Posted by Timeline - World History on Monday, 9 July 2018

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The incredible true story of elderly Northern Irishwoman Sara Moran’s unwavering quest to locate and honour her uncle’s lost grave. 

British soldier Patrick McGowan died helping save the life of a civilian during the Battle of Shanghai in 1937. Although buried a hero, decades of political and industrial transformation in Shanghai meant his grave was lost and forgotten by everyone except Sara, who led a one-woman media campaign to find his grave culminating in a remarkable piece of historical detective work.

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SCREENINGS & AWARDS

Best UK Film – Telling Tales Festival, Manchester

Official Selection – Belfast Film Festival

Official Selection – Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

 

BROADCASTER

Little Dot


CREDITS

Director/ Producer
Jason Davidson

Director/ Producer
Peter Roch

Illustration
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Poppy Hillstead