3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps (British Army)
27/02/1945 (Killed in Action)
Hugh Michael O’Hare was the son of James and Alice O'Hare. He was born about 1914. He was an outstanding Gaelic footballer. A report in the local newspaper after his death implies he hailed from Pomeroy. Gunner Hugh Michael O’Hare was serving with the 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), part of the Royal Armoured Corps when he was killed in action in Holland on 27th February 1945.
The town of Kleve lies in the west of Germany close to the Dutch border, approx 130kms to the north west of Koln, and approx 25kms to the south east of Nijmegen. NB: Kleve has an airport but Dusseldorf (Weeze) airport is closer.
From the A57 motorway Koln to Goch take exit 2 (Ausfahrt 2) KLEVE / GOCH-WEST and follow the signs for KLEVE. After approx 2kms turn left onto the B504 and follow the direction KRANENBURG. Continue for approx 7kms and then turn right (CWGC sign) onto the GRUNEWALDSTRASSE, direction KLEVE. Continue for approx 3.5kms and the cemetery can be found on the right.