Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
304   Private Hiram Irwin
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Dated added: 20/04/2019
Last updated: 20/05/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service:
North Irish Horse (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
10/08/1883
Died:
 (Survived The War)
Age:
Summary
Hiram Irwin was the son of David and Margaret Irwin. He was born in 1883 at Ballymaguire. He was the fourth of eight children, all born in the Coagh-Stewartstown area. They were a farming family. Hiram enlisted in the North Irish Horse in 1909. He Hiram Irwin called up for active service with the North Irish Horse on 5th August 1914, two days after war was declared. He saw action in the retreat from Mons. He became part of the bodyguard to Sir John French. He later transferred to the Corps of Hussars.
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Local Memorial Details
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1 Coagh Orange Hall - WW1 Panel 1 (Served) Coagh
2 Kingsmills Orange Hall Roll of Honour WW1 (Served) Coagh
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Irwin family Lists Hiram as age 16, living with the family at house 12 in Ballymaguire, Killycolpy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Irwin family Lists Hiram as age 26, living with the family at house 1 in Ballymaguire, Killycolpy, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 North Irish Horse Website Details of Hiram Irwin
Coagh & District in WW1
2018-2020