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9416   Sergeant Hugh Benjamin Haslam
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/07/1890
Died: 26/08/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
Hugh Benjamin Haslam was the son of Edmund Bury and Margaret Haslam. He was born and lived in Sherrygroom, Stewartstown on 16th July 1890. He was one of at least six children. Hugh Haslam and Georgina Gallagher were married on 11th November 1915 in Belfast. Hugh Haslam enlisted in Clydebank, Scotland. He served with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers. He was severely wounded and died from his wounds on Sunday 26th August 1917. In his will he left all to his wife Georgina, who was living at 18 St Vincent Street, Belfast.
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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
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Hugh Haslam's grave can be purchased here
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