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12/6849 Corporal Hugh Spence

 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

               7th June 1917

Born in 1898 in Culkenny County Antrim,Northern Ireland.

His father was Hugh Spence(born in 1871) and his mother was Eliza(born in 1879). They married in 1896.

Hugh had 2 brothers,John(born in 1900) and Robert(born in 1902). He also had 4 sisters,Eliza

(born in 1903),Sarah(born in 1905),Elle(born in 1907) and Catherine Violet(born in 1910).

In the Irish census taken on 31/03/1901,the family were recorded as living in

Cloughcorr, Ballintoy Co.Antrim.

Hugh senior was employed as a farm labourer.

In the Irish census taken on 02/04/1911,the family were now living in Coolkenny,Ramoan Co. Antrim and Hugh  senior was now employed as a farmer.

Hugh enlisted in Ballycastle Co.Antrim and was killed in action on 07/06/1917.

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