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9416   Sergeant Hugh Benjamin Haslam
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/08/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Died: 26/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
Hugh Benjamin Haslam was born at Sherrygroom, Cookstown about 1890. He was the son of Edmund Bury and Margaret Haslam. Hugh married to Georgina Maud Haslam. Hugh B Haslam enlisted in Clydebank, Scotland and served with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers. His battalion served with the 16th Irish Division in July and August 1917 and were fighting North-East of Ypres, Belgium, where he was severely wounded. Sergeant Hugh Benjamin Haslam was taken to hospital in Boulogne where he had his right arm amputated but died later from his wounds on 26th August 1917. He was 27 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 8-1-19
CWGC Casualty 47089
Boulogne-sur-Mer is a large Channel port. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, one of the town cemeteries, lies in the district of St Martin Boulogne, just beyond the eastern (Chateau) corner of the Citadel (Haute-Ville). The cemetery is a large civil cemetery, split in two by the Rue de Dringhen, just south of the main road (RN42) to St Omer. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery, with an entrance in the Rue de Dringhen. Car parking is available along the Rue de Dringhen.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 221
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Haslam family 1901 census lists Hugh B as age 11 at house 46 in Sherrugrim, Stewartstown
2 Lennox Wylie - Portrush Heroes Commemorated in Ballywillan Presbyterian Church, includes photo with brother Robert
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Hugh Haslam