McGreevy, Hugh (No. 8819)

McGreevy, Hugh


No. 8819, 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment

Killed in action on Saturday 9 September 1916 (aged 44)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 3 A)

Brother of Private Patrick McGreevy (No. 12177)


In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that Hugh McGreevy was born in Killinchy, lived in Saintfield and enlisted in Newtownards.

In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website it is recorded that Hugh McGreevy was a son of Patrick and Alicia McGreevy of Barnamaghery, Crossgar and he was 38 when he died.

In the Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, it is recorded that his brother, Daniel McGreevy, was his sole legatee.

In the 1901 and 1911 census returns the McGreevy family declared their religion to be Roman Catholic.

Hugh McGreevy was born on 10 October 1871 in Barnamaghery, Derryboye and he was a son of Patrick and Alicia (sometimes Alice, sometimes Letitia) McGreevy (nee Crawford).

Patrick McGreevy was a farmer and farm worker and he and Alicia had five children including:

Hugh (born 10 October 1871 in Barnamaghery)

Daniel (born 2 April 1874 in Barnamaghery)

Patrick (born 1 April 1877 in Barnamaghery)

Their other two children died in infancy.

Patrick McGreevy Senior died before 1901 and Alicia worked as a seamstress.

Private Hugh McGreevy (No. 8819) served with the 6th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment in 47th Brigade of the 16th (Irish) Division and he was killed in action at Ginchy on 9 September 1916.  He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.