Dublin Branch
Western Front Association

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Branch Meeting, 16 January, 2016.

John Hegarty

Rifleman 979

1 Royal Irish Rifles

 Died of Wounds, 16 January, 1916.


John was born circa 1888, to Joseph and Elizabeth Hegarty of Donegal.

He landed in France on 3 June, 1915, and was entitled to the 1915 Star and the British War & Victory medals (1). He is buried in the Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Canadian Cemetery.


He left a widow, Elizabeth, who lived at Back Street, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.


1. It would appear from the information on John's Medal Index Card, that his medals were returned.

Ian Chambers. January, 2016.