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30/12/2015 Family: Joseph Loughran, Esther Loughran, Emily Loughran (born 9th February 1885), John Loughran (born 5th December 1886), Joseph Loughran (born 3rd June 1888), Alexander Loughran (born 4th October 1890).
30/12/2015 Alexander Loughran was the son of Joseph and Esther Loughran. Alexander was born in Castlecaulfield on 4th October 1890.
30/12/2015 Alexander worked in Hamsterley Colliery in County Durham.
30/12/2015 Alexander was living in Ebchester, Durham. He enlisted in Newcastle on Tyne.
30/12/2015 Corporal Alexander Loughran was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry when he died of wounds on 10th May 1916, age 25.
30/12/2015 Alexander Loughran was the husband of Mrs. C.E. Loughran, "Inglenook" Oakwood Road, Blackhill, County Durham.
30/12/2015 The 1901 census lists Alexander as age 10 living with his family at house 19 in Killyharry Glebe, Donaghmore, County Tyrone. Alexander was at school. The family were farmers.
30/12/2015 Alexander was a member of Kilnaslee Temperance L.O.L No 364.
30/12/2015 By the time of the 1911 census, Alexander no longer lived with the family.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier dated 8 June 1916:
30/12/2015 Mr Joseph Loughran, Killyharry, has received intimation that his son, Corporal A Loughran, Durham Light Infantry, has died of wounds received in action. He had enlisted in September last, having then been working in the Durham coalfields. Kilnaslee Temperance L.O.L No 364 has adopted a resolution expressing their sorrow at his death.
30/12/2015 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 10th June 1916: Corporal Loughran, Killyharry
30/12/2015 Corporal A Loughran (son of Mr Joseph Loughran, Killyharry, Donaghmore), of the Durham Light Infantry, has been killed in action. He enlisted in September last, having been working in the Durham coalfields. He was an active member of Kilnaslee Temperance L.O.L. and at a meeting of that lodge, under the presidency of Bro. Alexander McMinn, W.M., the following resolution was adopted:- 'The members of Kilnaslee Temperance L.O.L. No. 364 deeply regret the death from wounds received in action of their esteemed brother, Corporal A Loughran, no 15403, Durham Light Infantry.' The deceased soldier has a brother in the London Metropolitan Police Force.
30/12/2015 Corporal Alexander Loughran is commemorated on several memorial War Memorials in County Durham.
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