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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 13/09/1882
Died: 04/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 33
Hugh Anderson was the youngest son of William and Jane Anderson. Hugh was born in Tobermore, County Londonderry on 13th September 1882. Sometime between 1885 and 1901 the family moved to Belfast. The 1901 census lists Hugh as age 18 living with the family at Duncairn Ward, Belfast. Hugh was working as a labourer in a foundry. Lance Corporal Hugh Anderson was awarded the Military Medal. Lance Corporal Hugh Anderson was serving with 15th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died of wounds received following Battle of the Somme. He died on 4th July 1916, aged 33.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
  Puchevillers, Amiens
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-12
CWGC Casualty 510721
Puchevillers is a village on the D11 about 19 kilometres north-east of Amiens. The British Cemetery is a little west of the village. The first Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost is situated by the church in the village.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 1 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 9
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Anderson family 1901 census lists Hugh as age 18 living with the family at house 25 in Halliday's Road, Duncairn Ward, Antrim
2 Every Man Remembered States Hugh Anderson died of wounds following Battle of the Somme
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Lance Corporal Hugh Anderson
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020