McGreeghan, Hugh (No. 261264)

McGreeghan, Hugh   

Driver

No. 261264, 321st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Died of disease on Tuesday 19 November 1918 (aged 18)

Buried:

Comber New Cemetery, Co. Down (Grave 2. 58)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

In some records his surname is spelt McGrehan and in others McGrughan.

Hugh McGreeghan was born on 3 December 1899 in the townland of Unicarval, Ballymaglaff, Comber and he was a son of Hugh and Jane McGreeghan (nee Black) who were married on 17 June 1892 in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church.  Hugh McGreeghan from Ballyhenry was a son of Hugh McGreeghan, a labourer (deceased).  Jane Black (aged 20) from Unicarville was a daughter of Francis Black, a labourer.

The McGreeghan family lived in Maxwell Court, Comber and they had at least six children:

Francis (born 27 November 1895 in Unicarval)

Samuel (born 25 December 1897 in Unicarval)

Hugh (born 3 December 1899 in Unicarval)

Mary Eleanor (born 8 July 1903 in Unicarval)

Margaret (born 6 January 1907 in Unicarval)

Robert James (born 28 June 1909 in Unicarval)

Samuel and Hugh were baptised in First Newtownards Presbyterian Church.

During the Great War Hugh McGreeghan served as a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery and he was 18 when he died of pneumonia on 19 November 1918 in Tower Close Hospital in Norwich.

Driver Hugh McGreeghan (No. 261264) was buried in Comber New Cemetery.