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10371   Private Samuel Loughrey
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Dated added: 11/03/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Scots (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 31/10/1894
Died: 25/01/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Samuel Loughrey was the youngest son of Samuel and Mary Ann Loughrey. He was born on 31st October 1894 in Kilrea. The farming family lived in the Kilrea area. Sam served his apprenticeship to the boot trade and left Kilrea in 1913 for Glasgow. He enlisted in Glasgow at the outbreak of war. Guardsman Sam Loughrey was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards when he was killed in action at Cuinchy on Monday 25th January 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery
  Souchez, Pas de Calais
Grave Ref: Grave XXXI-E-12
CWGC Casualty 586450
Souchez is a village 3.5 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune. The cemetery is about 1.5 kilometres south of the village on the west side of the D937 Arras-Bethune Road.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 10
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Laughrey' family 1901 census lists Samuel as age 6 living with the family at house 17 in Mullan, Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Loughrey family 1911 census lists Samuel as age 16 living with the family at house 2 in Tamlaght, Kilrea, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Samuel Loughrey can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Samuel Loughrey's grave can be purchased here
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