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Patrick 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: Machine Gun Corps / [Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion& 3th]
Regiment Number: 4527/ [4814]
Date of Death: 29-03-1963
Cause: Natural causes
Memorial: Ballymacormack Cemetery

Patrick was born in Longford 27 October 1894.

Prior to the war, Patrick was working as a painter, like his father and brother William. He was also keen footballer (soccer) and playing for the then Riverside club in the 1920s.

Patrick (Lancer) Hughes had enlisted in the 4th Connaught Rangers Special Reserve just before the outbreak of war, in April 1914, and was posted to the front in January 1915. 

Two of Lancer's brothers, Henry and William Hughes, also served in the Great War. 

Parents Names: Son of Henry Hughes and Mary Anne (née Collumb**), Little Water Street, Longford
Notes: **Mary Anne's surname is listed as Cullen on the Civil Record of her children's birth. A relative Patrick's, Pte William H. Hughes was one of the Irish soldiers involved at the Siege of Jadotville, which took place in 1961:

Link to Civil Record of Birth; Civil Record of Death; Longford Leader, Notice of Death; Longford Leader, photo of soccer team

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