7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Hugh Hagan was born at Tamlachtmore, County Tyrone. Hugh Hagan worked at Adairís Mill at Greenvale, Cookstown. Hugh enlisted in Omagh with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. On the morning of the 21st March 1918, The Germans launched a massive offensive along a 50 mile front, which in a few days would drive the allies back over twenty miles. Private Hugh Hagan was serving with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the German Spring Offensive on Thursday 21st March 1918.
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.