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19713   Private Hugh O'Hare
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 30
Summary      
Hugh O’Hare was born in County Antrim about 1886. Hugh O’Hare enlisted in Glasgow. He was living in Portglenone at the time. Hugh O'Hare, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was listed as being from Carmegrim. Carmegrim lies south east of Portglenone in County Antrim. Private Hugh O’Hare was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
Further Information
Hugh O’Hare was born in County Antrim about 1886.
Hugh O’Hare enlisted in Glasgow. He was living in Portglenone at the time.
Medal card
The Ballymena Observer, dated 7th May 1915, printed a four page supplement which listed all those serving with the forces. Hugh O'Hare, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was listed as being from Carmegrim. Carmegrim lies south east of Portglenone in County Antrim.
Private Hugh O’Hare was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916. He was 30 years old.
Private Hugh O’Hare has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918 and have no known grave. Over 90% of those commemorated died between July and November 1916.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Portglenone area Portglenone Lived in Portglenone area 54.874881 -6.483438
References and Links
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1 Ballymena 1914-1918 Hugh O'Hare, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Carmegrim
2 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Hugh O'Hare can be purchased here
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