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1307   Private Edward Hughes
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 17/12/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 30
Edward Hughes was the son of James and Rebecca Hughes. Edward was born about 1885 near Coalisland in County Tyrone. The family was living at Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone. The CWGC records that Edward was the husband of Maggie Hughes, of 67 Parkhead Rows, Bellshill. Private Edward Hughes served with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Private Hughes died on 17th December 1915, age 30. He was buried at home at Bothwell (BELLSHILL) Cemetery, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Private Edward Hughes is also commemorated on Bellshill War Memorial
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bothwell Park Cemetery
  Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, 30
Grave Ref: Grave H-229
CWGC Casualty 666487
This cemetery, on the Bellshill-Uddingston road, now belongs to the County Council. It contains 28 War Graves.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hughes family Lists Edward as age 17, a car man, living with the family at house 22 in Derry, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Hughes family Does not list Edward as living with the family at house 22 in Derry Town, Tullyniskane, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 Scottish War Graves Project Photos of Bellshill War Memorial - Edward Hughes commemorated
5 Scottish War Graves Project Photo of Edward Hughes's gravestone
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