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William Hughes

Rank: Private
Street: Little Water Street
Townland: Templemichael
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Little Water Street
Census 1911: Resident at Little Water Street
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers
Regiment Number: 4804
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1
Memorial: Ballymacormack Cemetery, Longford, Co. Longford.

William was born c1893 in Little Water Street.

Pte Hughes was posted to the front in January 1915. His brothers, Henry* and  Patrick Hughes, also served with the Connaught Rangers in the Great War. 

William was later a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.) and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (R.U.C.), after partition and the foundation of the Irish Free State. According to his obituary in the Longford Leader, he also participated in World War 2. 

 William died in 30 August 1962 of natural causes in Mount Carmel Hospital, Longford. 

Parents Names: Son of Henry Hughes and Mary Anne (née Collumb), Little Water Street, Longford
Notes: *Henry was William and Patrick's elder half-brother. A relative and namesake of William, Pte William A. Hughes was one of the Irish soldiers involved at the Siege of Jadotville, which took place in 1961:

Link to Civil Record of death; link to Longford Leader obituary

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