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202742   Private Hugh Torrens
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st-5th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/01/1887
Died: 05/10/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 31
Summary      
Hugh Torrens was born on 13th January 1887 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 14, boarding at house 10 in Sess, Cole, County Tyrone. He was still at school. Hugh Torrens moved to live in Scotland. He enlisted in Stirling, Scotland. Private Hugh Torrens was serving with 1st/5th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when he died of wounds on 5th October 1918. He was 31 years old. The CWGC record Private Hugh Torrens as the husband of Mrs M J Torrens of 2 Falcon Place, Greenhill Road, Paisley.
Further Information
Hugh Torrens was born on 13th January 1887 in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone. Hugh's mother's maiden name was Montgomery.
The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 14, boarding at house 10 in Sess, Cole, County Tyrone. He was still at school.
Hugh Torrens moved to live in Scotland.
Hugh Torrens enlisted in Stirling, Scotland.
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Private Hugh Torrens was serving with 1st/5th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when he died of wounds on 5th October 1918. He was 31 years old.
Private Hugh Torrens is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium.
The CWGC record Private Hugh Torrens as the husband of Mrs M J Torrens of 2 Falcon Place, Greenhill Road, Paisley.
Most of the information here was derived from the book, 'Fivemiletown's Fallen'. Page 70 is devoted to Private Hugh Torrens.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Sess, Cole, Tyrone Fivemiletown Census listing in Sess, Cole, Tyrone 54.393689 -7.325046
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hugh Torrens Lists Hugh as age 14 boarding at house 10 in Sess, Cole, Tyrone
2 Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Information on Private Hugh Torrens including grave photo
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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