10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
08/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Hugh McIvor was the son of Francis and Nancy McIvor. Hugh was born in Moneymore about 1883. Hugh worked as a farm labourer. He married Maud Houston on 14th September 1906 in Magherafelt town. They had three children. They lived with Maudís parents in Queen Street, Magherafelt. Hugh McIvor enlisted with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Newtownards. In February 1916 the Battalion arrived in France. Private Hugh McIvor was killed in action on 8th September 1916. He was in the trenches when a sniperís bullet hit him though the heart and he died practically instantaneously.
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.