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17494   Private Hugh Curry
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/12/1895
Died: 08/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Hugh was the youngest son of Mrs Jane Currie of Drapersfield, Cookstown. He was described as a quiet, good natured lad and before joining the army he was a member of the local Ulster Volunteers and a member of Knockinroe L.O.L. 194. He enlisted in Cookstown on 5th September 1914, and trained at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, County Donegal and Shane’s Park Camp, Randalstown, County Antrim. He was wounded in action on the 1st July 1916, and was posted back to his Battalion after he recovered. In September, The enemy started shelling their front line. He had been struck by shrapnel from a shell which exploded nearby.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave A-18
CWGC Casualty 454046
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 St Andrews Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour Ardtrea
3 Molesworth St Presbyterian Church WWI Cookstown
4 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - East Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Tamlaght National School
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 168
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Curry family 1901 census lists Hugh as age 5 at house 3 in Tullyweery, Red Row, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Curry family 1911 census lists Hugh as age 15 at house 23 in Cloghog, Moneyhaw
3 Photo of Private Hugh Curry's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Hugh Curry's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023