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22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes 01449
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes The CWGC record Able Seaman William Thomas Hughes as the son of Mrs M Hughes of Railway Street, Banbridge, County Down, and the late Mr Hughes.
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes Able Seaman William Hughes is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent, England.
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes Able Seaman William Hughes was serving with the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Norseman when he died of illness on 22nd January 1919.
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes On Friday 1st January 1915, he was on board the battleship H.M.S. Formidable when it was torpedoed by a submarine. Able Seaman Hughes was rescued by the trawler Provident. His service number at that time was SS/3214.
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes William Hughes joined the Royal Navy.
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes The 1911 census lists William Thomas as age 19 living with the family at house 20 in Railway Street, Banbridge. William, his father and his brother were general labourers.
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes The 1901 census lists William as age 9 living with the family at house 33 in Reilly Street, Banbridge, County Down. His father was a railway porter.
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes Sometime between 1895 and 1899, the family moved to Banbridge.
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes Family: William Hughes, Matilda Hughes, Margaret Hughes (born 4th February 1891, Dungannon), William Thomas Hughes (born 8th September 1892, Dungannon), John Hughes (born 26th January 1895, Dungannon), Robert Hughes (born 17th August 1899, Banbridge).
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes William Thomas Hughes was born on 8th September 1892 in Dungannon. He was one of four children.
22/04/2016 Ab S/man William Thomas Hughes William Hughes was the eldest son of William and Matilda Hughes. William Hughes and Matilda Wright were married on 6th December 1887 in the district of Craigavon.
16/04/2016 Pte. John Gray Private Gray was killed by heavy shrapnel within about six yards of a German trench's parapet.
16/04/2016 Pte. John Gray Prior to the outbreak of war, Constable John Gray was stationed in Springfield Road Barracks, Belfast. He was called up on the reserve of the Irish Guards and he had been on active service at the front for some time.
16/04/2016 Pte. John Gray He afterwards joined the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) and was stationed in several districts, both north and south.
16/04/2016 Pte. John Gray John Gray enlisted with the Irish Guards and served the full period. John Gray enlisted in Dungannon.
16/04/2016 Pte. John Gray 'We advanced in the face of as terrible an artillery and maxim gun fire as any regiment was ever subjected to in this war. Lord Caledon's brother, who is one of our officers, was wounded, was wounded and I got the back of my frock torn off by a maxim bullet when we were digging ourselves in under a perfect hail of missiles.'
16/04/2016 Pte. John Gray The many friends in Belfast of Constable John Gray, who prior to the outbreak of war was stationed in Springfield Road barracks, will regret to learn that he has been killed in Flanders while serving with the Irish Guards. Constable Gray, who was the eldest son of Mr John W Gray, an extensive farmer residing at Doneydade, near Dungannon, enlisted with the Irish Guards and served the full period. He afterwards joined the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) and was stationed in several districts, both north and south. Called up on the reserve of the Irish Guards, he had been on active service at the front for some time. A fellow Guardsman and former police constable D Hegarty, who is a native of Charlemont, has now written to Constable Bookless, R.I.C., Moy, under date 22nd May, stating that Gray was killed by heavy shrapnel within about six yards of a German trench's parapet. Constable Kennedy, who had been stationed at Loughgall, was killed on the same day as Gray. He adds:-
16/04/2016 Pte. John Gray 01448
16/04/2016 Pte. John Gray From the Belfast Newsletter dated 28th May 1915: Royal Irish Constabulary
16/04/2016 Pte. John McGuigan The relatives of Private Henry McGuigan, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers have been notified at Dungannon that he has been wounded by shrapnel in the heavy fighting at Hill 60, and is at present in hospital in Liverpool. Another brother, Private John McGuigan, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, has returned to France after leave through frostbite. A third brother, Private Peter McGuigan, who enlisted since the war broke out, is stationed at Buttevant, and belongs to the 9th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. They have a brother who resides at 1 Bread Street, Belfast.
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16/04/2016 Pte. John McGuigan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th May 1915:
16/04/2016 Pte. Henry McGuigan The relatives of Private Henry McGuigan, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers have been notified at Dungannon that he has been wounded by shrapnel in the heavy fighting at Hill 60, and is at present in hospital in Liverpool. Another brother, Private John McGuigan, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, has returned to France after leave through frostbite. A third brother, Private Peter McGuigan, who enlisted since the war broke out, is stationed at Buttevant, and belongs to the 9th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. They have a brother who resides at 1 Bread Street, Belfast.
16/04/2016 Pte. Henry McGuigan 01447
16/04/2016 Pte. Henry McGuigan From the Belfast Newsletter dated 26th May 1915:
16/04/2016 Pte. Robert Thomas Taylor Private Robert Taylor, 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, has written to his wife at Moygashel, Dungannon, stating that he was wounded on the breast and hand on 13th May, and is a clearing hospital in France. The wounds were caused by a large shell which burst about five yards from him.
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16/04/2016 Pte. Robert Thomas Taylor From the Belfast Newsletter dated 24th May 1915:
16/04/2016 Pte. Robert George Lawson Official intimation has been received that Lance corporal Thomas Lawson, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was dangerously wounded at Gallipoli on the 4th May, and is now in hospital in Cairo. Lawson has three years' service, and is one of five brothers serving with the colours. His parents reside in Dungannon, and a sixth brother resides at 36 Ashbourne Street, Belfast.
16/04/2016 Pte. Robert George Lawson 01445
16/04/2016 Pte. Robert George Lawson From the Belfast Newsletter dated 22nd May 1915: Thomas Lawson (Brother of George Lawson)
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