Portadown's Dead from The Great War 1914-18

Hugh Blacker

Lance Corporal, Blacker, H.
6th Royal Irish Fusiliers

who died on
28th August 1915

Additional Information:
Son of the late Henry Blacker and Annie Murphy,
of John Street, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Grave or Reference Panel Number:

Portadown News: 4th September 1914:
The remains of Lance Corporal Hugh Blacker arrived in Portadown on Sunday night. He was seriously wounded at the front, and subsequently died in Natley hospital. The funeral took place on Monday to Drumcree R.C. burying ground, and was largely attended. A good many soldiers followed the remains, and the coffin was covered with the Union Jack. Deceased volunteered for service towards the end of last year. At the graveside, Rev. F. Kerr, C.C., paid an eloquent tribute to the deceased soldier's devotion to duty and the noble example he had set in joining the Army to fight for his King and country in the terrible struggle in which the empire is at present involved. Hugh's brother Henry was also lost during the war.

from information supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Our thanks to Richard Edgar for Additional Information.

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