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24559   Private Hugh McAlindon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 19/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/10/1888
Died: 29/04/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
Summary      
Hugh McAlindon was the son of Alexander and Catherine McAlindon. He was born on 1st October 1888 in Coalisland. The family moved to Port Glasgow in Scotland. Alex McAlindon was a fitter’s helper. Hugh McAlindon and Ruth McAlindon were married. Prior to the war Hugh was employed as a helper in Messrs Russell & Co dockyard. Private Hugh McAlindon was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was wounded in a gas attack in France. He died of his wounds on 29th April 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery
  Lens, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-H-18
CWGC Casualty 251970
Summary      
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.
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References and Links
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1 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private Hugh McAlindon's headstone
2 FindAGrave.com Includes details to say died from gas attack
3 Inverclyde Council Page 19, Watt Library, photo of H McAlindon in Port Glasgow Express 24.5.1916
4 Inverclyde's Great War News reports and photo of Hugh McAlindon
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Port Glasgow War Memorial Photos of Memorial and H McAlindon Inscription.
7 Scottish Nattional War Memorial Details of Private Hugh McAlindon, died of wounds
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