1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
22/12/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Hugh Caulfield was the son of John and Bridget Caulfield. Hugh was born in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh on 9th February 1883. The family lived in Cross, County Fermanagh. Hugh Caulfield enlisted in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. Hugh Caulfield served with the Connaught Rangers, Service Number 2664. Private Hugh Caulfield was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was wounded at Gallipoli. Private Caulfield died of his wounds on 22nd December 1915.
Hugh Caulfield was the eldest son of John and Bridget Caulfield. John Caulfield and Bridget Quinn were married on 18th November 1881 in the district of Omagh.
Hugh was born in Brookeborough, County Fermanagh on 9th February 1883. He was the oldest of ten children, eight surviving. All were born in Brookeborough.
Known family: John Caulfield, Bridget Caulfield, Hugh Caulfield (born 9th February 1883), John Caulfield (born 11th March 1885), James Caulfield (born 1st April 1887), Mary Jane Caulfield (born 26th March 1889), Sarah Anne Caulfield (born about 1891), Edward Caulfield (born 19th March 1893), Alice Kathleen Caulfield (born 11th June 1896), Bridget Caulfield (born 26th October 1898).
The 1901 census records the family living in Ramult, Cross, County Fermanagh. Hugh is recorded as a 13 years old labourer, which is clearly erroneous. All the childrenís ages are out by considerable margins. His father was a labourer.
The 1911 census shows the family living in Dooederny, Cross, County Fermanagh. Hugh is recorded as 27 years of age. He worked on his fatherís farm.
Hugh Caulfield enlisted in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone around July 1914.
Hugh Caulfield served with the Connaught Rangers, Service Number 2664.
Private Hugh Caulfield was with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he arrived at the Balkans on 7th August 1915.
Private Hugh Caulfield was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was wounded at Gallipoli.
Private Caulfield died of his wounds on 22nd December 1915.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 27th January 1916:
Intimation has been received by Mrs Caulfield of Cranbrook, Fivemiletown that her son, Private Hugh Caulfield, of the 6th Dublin Fusiliers, has died of wounds in action on 22nd December last. The deceased volunteered about 18 months ago, and has two brothers, Privates John and James, with the Royal Field Artillery.
The pension record for Private Hugh Caulfield reveals his mother, Bridget Caulfield, was the beneficiary.
Private Hugh Caulfield is buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery at Gallipoli.
Private Hugh Caulfield is commemorated locally on Fivemiletown War Memorial.
The CWGC records Private Hugh Caulfield as the son of John and Bridget Caulfield, of Cran, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone.
Private Caulfield is listed on page 20 of the Fivemiletown book, from which most of these details come from. Many thanks to Mark Byers for the information.