No. 9776, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Killed in action on Sunday 24 March 1918
No known grave
Pozieres Memorial, France (Panel 74 to 76)
Newtownards and District War Memorial
Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour
In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Rifleman Hugh McGinn (No. 9766) lived in Belfast and enlisted in Newtownards.
Rifleman Hugh McGinn (No. 9766) served with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and he was killed in action on 24 March 1918 at Cugny during the German Spring Offensive which began on 21 March.
Rifleman Hugh McGinn (No. 9766) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial in France; on Newtownards and District War Memorial and in the Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour.
In the Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects his sole legatee was his sister, Sarah.
Desk searches and public appeals to date have yielded no further information about Hugh McGinn.