Corporal Patrick J. Bermingham was born in 1909. He completed two years of high school before becoming a Chicago Police Officer. He worked out of the 007the District Woodlawn Police Station. His late father, also Patrick, was a retired Chicago Policeman. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 2, 1942 and attained the rank of Corporal. He was killed on March 28, 1945 when the truck he was driving was sideswiped by another truck while he was driving to Camp Ellis. He was survived by his two brothers, Edward and John T. Birmingham, a Chicago Policeman at the District Deering Street station.