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Rifleman James Huey
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Birth: 1894, Northern Ireland
Death: Sep. 25, 1915, France

James was the son of William and Rose Huey. Born in Ballynagashel the family later moved to Ballycraigagh.

It was while living here that Jame's parents "took in" young William Laverty who had lost his mother during the flu epidempic that had swept through Ireland.

James went to Scotland as young man seeking work and when WW1 broke out he joined the army and came home to Ireland to train with the Royal Irish Rifles.

Soon after his brothers William Laverty and Alexander Huey also joined the Royal Irish Rifles. The strong bond between the family meant the boys wrote home often and to each other.

Alex was concerned when he had not heard from James for almost two months. Mrs Huey wrote to James in October of 1915 only to have her letter returned.

An official letter was received from the record office dated 7th September 1916 confirming that James was killed the previous year during the Battle of Loos.

Sadly James was killed in action at the young age of 21 years.

Rifleman James Huey
Service No: 3190
Royal Irish Rifles
2nd Battalion

Rifleman James Huey is remembered on the Stranocum War Memorial, in Stranocum, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. Northern Ireland.


 
 
Inscription:
3190. 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 25th September 1915. Panel40.
 
Burial:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Ypres (Ieper)
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
 
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Record added: Oct 15, 2005
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Rifleman James Huey
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