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15403   Corporal Alexander Loughran
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/10/1890
Died: 10/05/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 25
Alexander Loughran was the youngest son of Joseph and Annie Loughran. He was born in Castlecaulfield on 4th October 1890. He was the youngest of at least eight children. They were a farming family. His mother died when he was three. It seems Alexander worked in Hamsterley Colliery in County Durham. He was married. Alexander enlisted in Newcastle on Tyne. Corporal Alexander Loughran was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry when he died of wounds on 10th May 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
  Poperinghe, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VI-C-43
CWGC Casualty 145742
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castlecaulfield Presbyterian Church - WWI Roll of Honour Castlecaulfield
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Lochran' family Lists Alexander as age 10 living with his family at house 19 in Killyharry Glebe, Donaghmore, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Loughran family Does not list Alexander as living with the family at house 13 in Killyharry Glebe, Donaghmore, Tyrone
3 Photo of A Loughran's headstone
4 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Corporal Alexander Loughran including grave photo
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 North East War Memorial Project A Loughran appears on Hamsterley Colliery -ROH Colliery 1914-18 Dene Court Communal Room Place
8 North East War Memorial Project A Loughran appears on Medomsley Cross 1914-18 under Hamsterley Colliery
9 North East War Memorial Project Alex Loughran appears on Ebchester War Memorial, St. Ebba’s Churchyard, Shaw Lane
10 Presbyterian ROH Castlecaulfield Alexander Loughran, killed in action
11 War records Confirms name as Alexander from Ebchester, Co. Durham
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