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6895   Private Patrick Hughes
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 05/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/08/1884
Died: 06/07/1918 (Died)
Age: 33
Patrick Hughes was the son of Michael and Matilda Hughes. Patrick Hughes was born in Stewartstown. He was one of eight children. By 1901, the family had moved to Belfast. Both Patrick and his father were labourers. Rifleman Patrick Hughes was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died in France on the Saturday 6th July 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bertenacre Military Cemetery
  Fletre, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-A-1a
CWGC Casualty 2234260
Bertenacre Military Cemetery is situated half way between the villages of Eeke and Godewaersvelde, which are 10 kilometres north-east of Hazebrouck in the department of the Nord. From Eeke, take the D139 and head east. Once over the motorway, which is some 2 kilometres from the village, turn immediately right onto the track leading to Bertenacre Military Cemetery.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 266
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hughes family 1901 census lists Patrick as age 17, living with the family at house 28 in Silvergrove Street, Cromac, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Hughes family 1911 census lists Patrick as age 27, living with the family at house 49 in Altcar Street, Pottinger (part of), Down
3 Photo of Private Patrick Hughes's grave
4 Forum discussion (GWF) Photo of old wooden grave
5 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private Patrick Hughes
6 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Patrick Hughes' grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023