9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
08/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Hugh was the youngest son of Mrs Jane Currie of Drapersfield, Cookstown. He was described as a quiet, good natured lad and before joining the army he was a member of the local Ulster Volunteers and a member of Knockinroe L.O.L. 194. He enlisted in Cookstown on 5th September 1914, and trained at Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, County Donegal and Shane’s Park Camp, Randalstown, County Antrim. He was wounded in action on the 1st July 1916, and was posted back to his Battalion after he recovered. In September, The enemy started shelling their front line. He had been struck by shrapnel from a shell which exploded nearby.