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David Loughins.


Newspaper Photograph of Rifleman David Loughins.

Life Story

Name: David Loughins/Loughlins.

Service Number: 9422.

Rank: Rifleman.

Battalion: 1st Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: 27th May 1893, Carrickfergus, County Antrim

Died: 5th January 1915.

Address: 26 Wellwynne Street, Belfast


David Loughins, son of William and Mary Jane Loughins, Stepson of Martha Loughins, lived at 26 Wellwynne Street, Shankill, Belfast


The 1901 Ireland Census living at 25 Killarney Street, Shankill, Belfast with his Stepmother Martha, father William, occupation, Carter, three brothers, John, 15 years, Machine Boy,, Samuel, 11 years, Machine Boy, Thomas, 1 year, and sister Hessie, 13 years


The 1911 Ireland Census has David's family now living at 13 Wellwynne Street, Shankill, Belfast


David joined the Royal Irish Rifles.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on 6th November 1914.

David was a Rifleman in 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he Died Of Wounds Received in Action on the 5th January 1915 in France aged 21 years


A local newspaper states.

Mrs Loughins 26 Wellwynne Street Belfast, has been notified that her son, Private D Loughins, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, died on 5th inst of wounds received in action. Loughins was sent to the front after a few days leave home from India. He was 21 years of age


David Soldiers Effects were left to his future sister in law Georgina Allen.

His Will signed and dated the 12th November 1914 stated the following, In the event of my death I give my property and effects to Georgina Allen 9 Esmond Street, Belfast.

A Pension Application Form shows his step/mother Martha as claimant.

Dependant Pension Application Forms show Martha as claimant too


See brother also: 236656 Leading Seaman Samuel Loughins Royal Navy.

A memorial Notice also shows his brother John/Jack served within the Royal Navy also.


David received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star.


He is Remembered at Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, France.

To Remember Is To Honour



Shankill Roll of Honour




Newspaper, , Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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