Irish Weekly and Ulster Examiner - 19 June, 1915


First Irish Guardsman from Belfast.

His many friends will learn with deep regret of the death of Private Hugh Michael M'Manus, regimental No. 14, 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards, who was killed in action in Northern France on 18th May. Deceased was the first soldier from Belfast to join the Irish Guards at the formation of that great regiment, which has distinguished itself so much in the great war. Private M'Manus served twelve years in the Irish Guards, and although not a reservist, and occupying an important Civil Service Government in England, he volunteered his services at the outbreak of the war, and since then has been engaged in many fierce struggles. His name will long be remembered amongst his many comrades who fought so gallantly in the battlefields of France and Flanders. Private M'Manus belongs to a respected Catholic family now residing in Belfast. His brother is Captain M'Manus, of the Irish Brigade, who has been stationed in Belfast for some time past. To his mother, brothers and sister's will be extended the heartfelt sympathy and prayers of a large circle of friends. We trust the heroism of his death will be some little consolation to his sorrowing relatives and friends for 'he died that his country might live.'


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