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20321   Private Hugh Hagan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Hugh Hagan was born at Tamlachtmore, County Tyrone. Hugh Hagan worked at Adairís Mill at Greenvale, Cookstown. Hugh enlisted in Omagh with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. On the morning of the 21st March 1918, The Germans launched a massive offensive along a 50 mile front, which in a few days would drive the allies back over twenty miles. Private Hugh Hagan was serving with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the German Spring Offensive on Thursday 21st March 1918.
Further Information
Hugh Hagan was born at Tamlachtmore, County Tyrone.
Hugh Hagan worked at Adairís Mill at Greenvale, Cookstown.
Greenvale Mill, Cookstown
Hugh enlisted in Omagh with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Medal card
The 7th Battalion went to France in February 1916 and had been many fierce engagements by the time of the German Spring Offensive in March of 1918.
The battalion first seen action at the Battle of Hulluch in April 1916, followed by action on the Somme (Guillemont and Ginchy) in September 1916, and the Battle of Messines (Inniskilling Wood) in June 1917, followed by the Third Battle of Ypres (Delva Farm), Langemarck, in August 1917.
It was after Langemarck that the 7th and 8th Battalions of Inniskillings were amalgamated.
On the morning of the 21st March 1918, The Germans launched a massive offensive along a 50 mile front, which in a few days would drive the allies back over twenty miles.
Private Hugh Hagan was serving with the 7th/8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the German Spring Offensive on Thursday 21st March 1918.
Private Hugh Hagan has no known grave and is commemorated on Pozieres Memorial in France.
Private Hugh Hagan is also commemorated on both Cookstown Cenotaph and Dungannon War Memorial.
There is another Private Hugh Hagan who died in the war. He was from Maghera. He served with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and died on Sunday 17th October 1915.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Greenvale Mill Cookstown South Worked at Greenvale Mill 54.634349 -6.755963
2 Tamlaghtmore Stewartstown Born in Tamlaghtmore 54.605974 -6.608331
References and Links
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1 Dungannon War Dead Also listed on Dungannon War Dead
2 FindAGrave.com Photo of Private Hugh Hagan's memorial
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2020