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28205   Private Hugh McKeown
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 28/01/1917 (Killed in Action)
Hugh McKeown enlisted in Cookstown. Private Hugh McKeown was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France on 28th January 1917. Private McKeown was part of a night patrol lead by Lieutenant Cecil W Glenn when the 1st Battalion attacked enemy positions on 28th January 1917, south Le Transloy. Even though the mission was a success, the battalion lost eighteen men. Private Hugh McKeown has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 4D-5B on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 803398
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 194
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Lieutenant Cecil William Glenn Led the raid in which both were killed
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023