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1307   Private Edward Hughes
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 05/02/1884
Died: 17/12/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 31
Edward Hughes was the son of James and Rebecca Hughes. He was born on 5th February 1884 near Coalisland. He was on of nine children. His father was a coal miner. The family was lived at Derry, Tullyniskane. Edward moved to Scotland. Where he married Margaret and had children. They lived in Bellshill, east of Glasgow. Private Edward Hughes served at Galliopli with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, when he was injured. He was removed to a hospital in Britain. He died of wounds on 17th December 1915 in a Glasgow hospital.
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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 - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 3 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 Photo of Private Edward Hughes' gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Scottish War Graves Project Photos of Bellshill War Memorial - Edward Hughes commemorated
6 Scottish War Graves Project Photo of Edward Hughes's gravestone
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Edward Hughes' gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023