David Hugh Kerrigan was the son of John and Elizabeth Kerrigan. He was born on 10th February 1913 in the Ballygawley area. He was one of at least eight children. David Hugh Kerrigan served with the Worcestershire Regiment in World War Two. After the D-Day landings in June 1944, the 1st Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment landed in Normandy on 22nd June 1944. Sergeant David Hugh Kerrigan was killed in action on 26th August 1944.
The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town on the by-pass (D5), which is named Boulevard Fabian Ware. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial.