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24559   Private Hugh McAlindon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 29/04/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
Hugh McAlindon was the son of Alexander and Catherine McAlindon. Hugh was born in Coalisland, County Tyrone about 1889. At some point the family moved to Port Glasgow, Scotland. Private Hugh McAlindon was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was wounded in a gas attack in France. Private Hugh McAlindon died of his wounds on 29th April 1916. He was 27 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery
  Lens, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave III-H-18
CWGC Casualty 251970
Vermelles is a village 10 kilometres north-west of Lens. From Lens take the N43, towards Bethune, to its junction with the D75 in Mazingarbe. Turn right at this junction and continue for approximately 900 metres when Vermelles British Cemetery will be found on the left hand side of the road.
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Includes details to say died from gas attack
2 Inverclyde Council Page 19, Watt Library, photo of H McAlindon in Port Glasgow Express 24.5.1916
3 Inverclyde's Great War Basic details
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Port Glasgow War Memorial Photos of Memorial and H McAlindon Inscription.
6 Scottish Nattional War Memorial Details of Hugh McAlindon, died of wounds
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