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202742   Private Hugh Torrens
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st-5th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/01/1887
Died: 05/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 31
Summary      
Hugh Torrens was born on 13th January 1887 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 14, boarding at house 10 in Sess, Cole, County Tyrone. He was still at school. Hugh Torrens moved to live in Scotland. He enlisted in Stirling, Scotland. Private Hugh Torrens was serving with 1st/5th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when he died of wounds on 5th October 1918. He was 31 years old. The CWGC record Private Hugh Torrens as the husband of Mrs M J Torrens of 2 Falcon Place, Greenhill Road, Paisley.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave XXX-A-22
CWGC Casualty 149948
Summary      
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
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Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 2 Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 70
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hugh Torrens Lists Hugh as age 14 boarding at house 10 in Sess, Cole, Tyrone
2 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Private Hugh Torrens including grave photo
3 UK National Archives Medal Card can be purchased here