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L/cpl H McAnally 6 Connaught Rangers DofW 23/03/16


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McAnally, Hugh 6/2795

Son of John and Margaret McAnally, of Cullybackey, Co.Antrim; husband of Sarah McAnally, of Railway St. Place, Ballymena, Co.Antrim.

H McAnally is buried in Portglenone, Co.Antrim.

According to family account ; He was wounded in stomach but not evacuated at first. Given duties bringing up ammunition.

When took poorly was eventually transfered to a hospital in Scotland, when he died of septicemia.

When coffin arrived home in Ballymena his widow wanted to see him. Coffin was opened and it was the wrong body. Next day correct body was located.

He was buried in family plot

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Connaught Ranger, nice to hear from you. Welcome to the Forum.

According to my notes from the Ballymena Observer, 6/2795 Lance Corporal Hugh McAnally of the 6th Connaught Rangers died in Bellahoustin Military Hospital, Glasgow. You will find the reference in the edition of the 24th March 1916.

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Carninyj

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Paul - Further to CJ's pic post here's the obit from Observer. Name is obviously spelled wrongly in the papers. Here you go:-

Lance Corporal Hugh McNally

OUR readers will be sorry to note this week the death of L.cpl. Hugh McNally of the 6th Btn. Connaught Rangers,

Irish Brigade, which sad event took place in Bellahoustin Military Hospital, Glasgow.

L.cpl. McNally was amongst the first batch of recruits from Ballymena to join the Irish Brigade in November 1914.

After training in Fermoy, he was transferred to Aldershot and then went to France with a draft. He was about six

months in France where he was promoted to lance-corporal and was invalided to the hospital in Glasgow some time

ago suffering from an internal illness.

A wire reached Mrs. McNally, who resides at Galgorm Street, on Monday night from the commanding officer stating

that her husband was seriously ill and asking her to go over to see him.

She crossed to Scotland on Wednesday night and the sad news reached Ballymena yesterday morning (March 23).

Lance Corporal McNally was a son-in-law of Mr. Phil McKeown, Castle Street and he leaves his wife and three sons

to mourn his loss. Prior to his enlistment he was in the employment of Mr. H. Lancashire, Church Street.

Ballymena Observer, March 24.1916

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