Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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01/05/2020 02124
02/11/2017 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.
02/11/2017 Private Hugh Hagan is also commemorated on both Cookstown Cenotaph and Dungannon War Memorial.
02/11/2017 Private Hugh Hagan has no known grave and is commemorated on Pozieres Memorial in France.
02/11/2017 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.
02/11/2017 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.
02/11/2017 It was after Langemarck that the 7th and 8th Battalions of Inniskillings were amalgamated.
02/11/2017 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.
02/11/2017 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.
02/11/2017 Hugh enlisted in Omagh with the 7th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
02/11/2017 Hugh Hagan worked at Adairís Mill at Greenvale, Cookstown.
02/11/2017 Hugh Hagan was born at Tamlachtmore, County Tyrone.
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