Captain Hugh Hogg Beatty

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
Panel reference: Panel 74 to 76.
Date published: 24/05/1918
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 31/03/1918
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Information: Captain Hugh Hogg Beatty, Royal Irish Rifles, who was killed in action at Villiers-Bretonneux on the afternoon of Easter Sunday, 31st March, was the second son of Mr. John Beatty, Irish Street, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, and brother of Dr. R.T. Beam, lecturer in Queen's University, Belfast. He was educated at Dungannon Royal School, and was a keen Rugby football player. The war broke out when he was in business in Cardiff. He succeeded in forming a platoon amongst his business associates and volunteering with them into the Royal Welsh Regiment was at once appointed platoon sergeant. and subsequently obtained a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles. He had been in Flanders for almost two years, taking pan in the capture of Messines in June last and being subsequently wounded thrice during the third battle of Ypres on 16th August last.