22nd Entrenching Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
31/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Hugh Hogg Beatty was born about 1880 in County Tyrone. Hugh was educated at Dungannon Royal School. The 1901 census records Hugh as 21 and unmarried. He is living at Irish St. Dungannon. He was a Furniture Merchant. The 1911 census shows he was living in The Hayes in Cardiff. He was working as a drapery salesman for Morgan & Co Drapers.Hugh Hogg Beatty joined the 11th Welsh Regiment. He was commissioned to the Royal Irish rifles was Captain Hugh Hogg Beatty. Captain Hugh Hogg Beatty was with the 22nd Entrenching Battalion., late 11th/13th Bn, of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died in France on 31st March 1918.
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.