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Michael Hughes

Rank: Sapper
Townland: Rhyne
Town/Village: Killoe
Civil Parish: Killoe
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Great Water Street, Longford
Census 1901: Resident at Great Water Street, Longofrd
Census 1911: Resident at Great Water Street, Longford
Regiment/Unit: 221st A.J. Company; later 121st Field Company; later 'B' Company, 3rd Reserve Battalion, Royal Engineers
Regiment Number: 97964
Date of Death: 03-04-1920
Cause: Wounds, Richmond Hospital, Dublin
Memorial: Buried in Old Killoe Cemetery; mentioned on headstone on family plot, Cullyfad.

Michael was born in Killoe and was living in Rhyne, Killoe at the outbreak of war.

Spr Hughes enlisted in Longford on 29 April 1915. He served on the Western Front from 13 November 1916 until January 1918. During 1917, he served in the 121st Field Company, which was part of the 36th (Ulster) Division. Earlier in the year, the battalion served in Belgium and was transferred to the Metz area in eastern France on 28 August. Michael was wounded in the chest, seemingly in December 1917. He died of complications from his wound in the Richmond Hospital, Dublin. His certified cause of death was TB and heart failure.

Michael's brother John served in the army and another brother, Henry, in the navy.

Parents Names: Son of Joseph Hughes and Bridget Quinn, Great Water Street, Longford

Civil Record of death

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