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Lance Corporal Charles Loughan

1st Battalion Leinster Regiment
Service No: 8708

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Robert and Victoria Loughan of 67 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge. Brother of Private Peter Loughan of the 8th Battalion Black Watch who was Killed in Action on the 14/07/1916 (see index)

Born / Resided

Belfast / 67 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 30/01/1915 at St Eloi

Enlisted

Coatbridge 1914

Employed

Tube Worker in the British Tube Works

Age

24

Buried / Remembered

Ypres ( Menin Gate ) Memorial, 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

Charles` Will dated 22/11/1914 - his effects and property were received by his mother. Also remembered on the St Augustines Church and Stewarts and Lloyds Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for Charles` name on the Menin Gate Memorial

Photos
  Medal Index Card  newspaper clipping  remembered at home  additional photo

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