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Hugh Corcoran (D.C.M.)

Rank: Sergeant
Townland: Clooneen
Town/Village: Granard
Civil Parish: Columbkille
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Granard, Co. Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: The Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Regiment Number: 16455
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

Hugh enlisted in the Army in mid-1915, and remained until he was demobbed in April 1919.

Sgt. Corcoran won the Distinguished Service Medal in 1918. The citation notes:

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when acting as Company Serjeant-Major. His company was subjected to heavy shell fire, and several casualties occurred, but he went about regardless of danger, inspiring his men by his cheerfulness and confidence. During the attack he took command of two platoons whose officers were killed, and though wounded, he led them forward until he collapsed from the effects of his wound. He set a magnificent example of courage and determination. (26.1.18)

Parents Names: Son of James Corcoran and Catherine Corcoran, Clooneen,
Notes: Possibly Census entry for parents:

Notice of D.C.M., Freeman's Journal;

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