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13/11/2020 Pte. Joseph Taggart Much of the information here is derived from the research of WW1 Research Ireland. The photo of Private Joseph Taggart is also from WW1 Research Irelandís Facebook page. (see below)
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13/11/2020 Pte. Joseph Taggart Private Joseph Taggart was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died. CWGC records indicate that he was killed between 21-29 March. Research however, indicates that he was most likely killed on 23rd March 19 as the battalion fought a desperate rearguard action near the villages of Aubigny and Brouchy.
13/11/2020 Pte. Joseph Taggart Private Joseph Taggart was wounded at Messines in June 1917. He later re-joined his battalion.
13/11/2020 Pte. Joseph Taggart It is reported that prior to enlisting, Joseph was employed as a farm labourer.
13/11/2020 Pte. Joseph Taggart It seems the family had split by the time of the 1911 census.
13/11/2020 Pte. Joseph Taggart The 1901 census lists Joseph as age 8, living with the family at house 8 in Kilmore, Minterburn, County Tyrone. Joseph was still at school. His father was a labourer.
13/11/2020 Pte. Joseph Taggart Known family: Isaac Taggart, Mary Taggart, Sarah Taggart (born 5th February 1872, Aughnacloy), Anne Taggart (born 8th September 1873, Aughnacloy), Lizzie Taggart (born 10th November 1875, Aughnacloy), Isaac Taggart (born 18th December 1877, Aughnacloy), James Taggart (born 20th May 1880, Aughnacloy), Mary Taggart (born 6th September 1882, Aughnacloy), John Taggart (born 29th October 1884, Aughnacloy), Joseph Taggart (born 25th March 1887, Caledon and Ballymagran), Isabel Taggart (born 6th March 1889, Caledon and Ballymagran).
13/11/2020 Pte. Joseph Taggart Joseph Taggart was born in the Caledon area on 25th March 1887. He was the second youngest of at least nine children.
13/11/2020 Pte. Joseph Taggart Joseph Taggart was the youngest son of Isaac and Mary Taggart. Isaac Taggart and Mary Wright were married on 17th March 1870 in the district of Dungannon.
03/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin Many thanks to Kenny Farquhar, who provided both the name and all the information here.
03/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin Private Hugh Devlin was transferred to 10th Battalion on 16th May 1915.
03/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin During the course of the war, his parents emigrated to Canada. They lived at 279 12th Avenue, East Burnaby, New Westminster, British Colombia.
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03/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin On 25th November 1916 Private Devlin was admitted to hospital with myalgia (muscle pain). On 26th February 1917 he re-joined his unit.
03/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin After training at Shorncliffe in Kent, he joined the 73rd Battalion.
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02/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin Private Hugh Devlin died of wounds the following day on 10th April 1917 in France
02/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin On 9th April 1917, shortly after the commencement of the Vimy Ridge attack, Private Devlin was wounded and evacuated to No 6 Casualty Clearing Station.
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02/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin Private Hugh Devlin is buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension in France.
02/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin Hugh Devlin enlisted on 28th April 1915 at Calgary with the Canadian Infantry. He gave his next of kin as his mother, Mrs Charlotte Devlin, who was living at 83 Cambridge Street, Stafford, England.
02/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin Prior to enlisting Hugh Devlin worked as an electrician.
02/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin Hugh later emigrated to Canada.
02/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin Hugh was born, according to his enlistment papers, on 16th June 1891 in the Dungannon area. No record can be found on GRONI as yet.
02/11/2020 Pte. Hugh Devlin Hugh Devlin was the son of Mr J Devlin and Charlotte Devlin.
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