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Henry Hughes

Rank: Private
Street: Little Water Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Great Water Street, Longford
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Resident at Great Water Street, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Royal Defence Corps/ [Leinster Regiment, 3rd Regiment]
Regiment Number: 89048 / [3/5278]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1
Memorial: Ballymacormack Cemetery, Longford, Co. Longford.

Henry Jr. was born 23 September 1878 on Little Water Street, the son of Henry Hughes and his first wife Jane (née Kidney). Henry Sr. was a long-time employee of the MGWR railway company, working as a bridge painter among other tasks. 

During the WW1, he served with the Leinster Regiment and the Royal Defence Corps. At least two of his brothers, William and Patrick Hughes also served in the Great War. 

Henry married Bridget McNally in St. Mel's Cathedral on 3 February 1911.

Parents Names: Son of Henry Hughes & Mary Jane (née Kidney), Little Water Street, Longford
Notes: Many thanks to Mark Hughes and the extended Hughes family for the following information: William and Patrick were Henry's half-brothers. Henry Jr was the son of Henry Sr.'s first wife. A relative of his, Pte William A. Hughes was one of the Irish soldiers involved at the Siege of Jadotville, which took place in 1961:

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