Private Hugh Dalzell
9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers
came originally from Newtonards, Co. Down. His family moved to Belfast. Missing in action 16th August 1917. He joined the British Army on 17th March 1916 and arrived in France on 30th June 1916, the day before the Battle of the Somme began.
He was posted to ‘D’ Company 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. He was killed on 16th August 1917 during the 3rd Battle of Langemark. Gone but not forgotten – Faugh a Ballagh!
During the Passchendaele 100 commemoration on 31st July 2017 I read out his name during a live BBC television broadcast from the Tyne Cot nemorial and cemetery.