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27973   Private Hugh McIvor
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 08/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 31
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave B-19
CWGC Casualty 454164
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 Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 169
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1 1901 Census lists Hugh McIvor Possible listing of Hugh as age 19 living with the Campbell family at house 2 in Drumrott, Moneyhaw, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Houston/McIvor family 1911 census lists Hugh as age 28, an agricultural labourer, at house 10 in Queen Street, Magherafelt.
3 Gravestone photo of Private Hugh McIvor
4 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Hugh McIvor
7 War Graves Photographic Project Gravestone photo of Hugh McIvor can be purchased here.
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