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  cap badgeLance Corporal Charles Loughan

1st Battalion Leinster Regiment attached to the 27th Divisional Cyclist Company of the Army Cyclist Corps
Service No: 8708

Charles Loughan grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of the late Robert and Victoria Loughan (Grant) of 67 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge. Elder brother of Private Peter Loughan of the 8th Battalion Black Watch who was Killed in Action on the 14/07/1916. In his Will dated 22/11/1914 Charles' left the whole of his property and effects to his mother Victoria. From the 1901 Ireland Census - Address - 31 Little Georges, Dock Ward, Antrim, Ireland - Robert Loughan aged 60, Victoria Loughan aged 40, Robert Loughan aged 20, Annie Loughan aged 16, Nathaniel Loughan aged 15, Charles Loughan aged 10, Margaret Ann Loughan aged 8, Patrick Loughan aged 6, Peter Loughan aged 4, Sarah Loughan aged 2.

Born / Resided

Belfast / 67 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge


Killed in Action on the 30/01/1915


Coatbridge 1914


Tube Worker in the British Tube Works



Buried / Remembered

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 44), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, often referred to simply as the Menin Gate, bears the names of more than 54,000 soldiers who died before 16 August 1917 and have no known grave. Between October 1914 and September 1918 hundreds of thousands of servicemen of the British Empire marched through the town of Ypres's Menin Gate on their way to the battlefields. The memorial now stands as a reminder of those who died who have no known grave and is perhaps one of the most well-known war memorials in the world. It commemorates casualties from the forces of Australia, Canada, India, South Africa and United Kingdom who died in the Salient. In the case of United Kingdom casualties, only those prior 16 August 1917 (with some exceptions). United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. New Zealand casualties that died prior to 16 August 1917 are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery.

Additional Information

The Battalion arrived at Le Havre on the 20/12/1914 and were part of the 82nd Brigade, 27th Division. They then moved to concentrate in the area between Aire-sur-la-Lys and Arques. Charles' Will dated 22/11/1914 - his effects and property were received by his mother (see photos). See Directory for Charles' brother Peter's page. Also remembered on the St Augustine's Church and Stewarts and Lloyds Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for Charles' Medal Index Card, the 1901 Ireland Census, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Menin Gate Memorial Panel List, his name on the Menin Gate Memorial x 2, his name on the Ireland Casualties WW1, Charles' Will x 3, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, and the Leinster Regiment Cap Badge.

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