Irish Weekly and Ulster Examiner

June 19, 1915

Brave Irish Soldier

First Irish Guardsman from Belfast.


His many friends will learn with deep regret of the death of Private Hugh Michael MíManus, 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 MíManus 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 MíManus belongs to a respected Catholic family now residing in Belfast.  His brother is Captain MíManus, of the Irish Brigade, who has been stationed in Belfast for some time past.  To his mother, brothers and sisters 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 Ď he died that his country might live.í