Hugh McAnally was the son of John and Margaret McAnally. Hugh was born in Ballymena about 1882. The family lived in Galgorm Street, Ballymena. Hugh was a general labourer. Hugh married Sara McKeown on 17th November 1902 in the district of Ballymena. They had a t least three children. Private McAnally was about six months in France where he was promoted to Lance-Corporal. Lance Corporal Hugh McAnally was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was wounded in stomach. His health deteriorated and he was eventually transferred to hospital in Scotland. He died of septicaemia on Thursday 23rd March 1916 in Glasgow.