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30698   Private Michael Hagan
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 05/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 34
Michael Hagan was the son of John and Rosie Hagan. Michael was born in Antrim town about 1881. They lived on the family farm in Megargy, Ballymoghan, County Londonderry. Michael Hagan married Agnes McElroy on 18th January 1910 in Cookstown. They had at one child, Edward James Hagan. Private Michael Hagan was serving with 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele on Sunday 5th August 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave II-A-5
CWGC Casualty 158416
The cemetery is located to the North-East of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the next roundabout. Here turn right into Oude Veurnestraat, this then changes into Diksmuidseweg and Brugseweg. Drive along this road and continue straight over the traffic lights to the end of the road. At the T junction turn left (still Brugseweg) and continue along this road (the N313) to the village of Sint Jan. At the crossroads in the village turn right onto the N345 (Potijzestraat), follow along to the next crossroads and turn left into Zonnebeekseweg. The cemetery is located on the left hand side by the cross roads.
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1 1901 Census lists Hagan family 1901 census lists Michael as age 20 living with the family at house 11 in Megargy, Ballymoghan, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Hagan family 1911 census lists Michael as age 30 living with the family at house 21 in Megargy, Ballymoghan, Londonderry
3 Photo of Private Michael Hagan's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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