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Ward, Hugh


Name: Ward, Hugh

Rank: Garda

Reg No: 5663

Station: Hollyford, Co. Tipperary

Years of Service: 2

Hugh Ward, born on 14th February, 1897, came from Cloughmacoo, Nobber, Co. Meath. He joined An Garda Síochána on 27th February, 1924. He served in the Volunteers (1918-1921) and did yeoman service up to the time of the Truce. He also served in the National Army (1921-1924), including the Military Police. He was single and served in Roscommon, Cork and Tipperary.


On 14th November, 1926, concerted attacks were carried out on Garda stations countrywide. Garda Ward was on duty at Hollyford Station. He answered a knock on the front door of the station. A raider lifted his gun and shot Garda Ward who died from his injuries on 16th November, 1926.