Dorrian, Hugh John (No. 29513)

Dorrian, Hugh John


No. 29513, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Killed in action on Thursday 4 October 1917 (aged 20)


Cement House Cemetery, Belgium (Grave XIV. C. 12)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Hugh John Dorrian was born on 3 December 1896 in Thomastown, Portaferry and he was a son of John and Eliza Jane Dorrian (nee Maguire, sometimes McGuire) who were married on 20 October 1887 in Portaferry Roman Catholic Church.  John Dorrian from Thomastown was a son of John Dorrian, a farmer.  Eliza Jane Maguire from Thomastown was a daughter of Hugh Maguire, a labourer.

The Dorrian family lived in the townlands of Thomastown and Knocknagow, Portaferry.

John Dorrian worked as a farmer and farm labourer and he and Eliza Jane had at least eight children including:

William (born 1 February 1889 in Thomastown, Portaferry)

Daniel Joseph (born 23 September 1890 in Thomastown, Portaferry)

Mary Elizabeth (born 12 May 1892 in Thomastown, Portaferry)

Thomas (born 21 June 1894 in Thomastown, Portaferry)

Hugh John (born 3 December 1896 in Thomastown, Portaferry)

James (born 19 November 1898 in Thomastown, Portaferry)

Francis (born 21 June 1902 in Thomastown, Portaferry)

During the Great War, Hugh John Dorrian enlisted and served with the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers and he was 20 when he was killed in action on 4 October 1917.

Private Hugh John Dorrian was buried in Cement House Cemetery in Belgium and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:


Private Hugh John Dorrian (No. 29513) is commemorated on the family grave headstone in Portaferry Roman Catholic Graveyard.