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I am looking for my father, his name is, born 1940 Longford

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i am looking for my father, his name is***** born 1940 Longford Ireland. He was a soldier in the Irish Army 35th Battalion and seen action at Jadotville in the Congo in the early 1960s. He moved to Birmingham after the army and was also known by Oscar Hughes .
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Customer: He wasknown to live in Swansea in the early 1970s and also married my mum under the name Oscar Hughes in Catterick ,North Yorkshire

Hello there,

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is***** will be researching your question today.

What were his parents names, the mother was ? Reilly


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
His father was Patrick Hughes and we think his mothers maiden name was Reilly. He also had a brother now dead named Pascal.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hello there,

Ignore the phone call it does not work outside the US


Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hello there,

Would this be her?

HUGHES (nee Reilly) (The Hill, Ballymahon, Co. Longford) - April 5, 1999, Mary (Moll), relict of the late Pat Hughes, Cloncullen (peacefully) at the General Hospital, Mullingar, beloved mother of Margaret, Niall. Eileen, Kathleen, Christopher, Patrick, Frank and Mary; very deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters, brothers_, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Rest In peace. Removal from her home this (Tuesday) evening, arriving at The Church ot The Immaculate Conception, Forgney at 7 o'c. Funeral Mass tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 o'c. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired to The Secretary ot St. Vincent de Paul.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No his mother died 1962/3
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we are not 100% sure her name was Reilly but Reilly was the only birth certificate for Longford 1940 we found

Oscar Maybe, he was born 1940

First name(s)Oscar Anthony Richard

Last nameHughes


StreetPentre Beili Terrace


CountyMid Glamorgan


PostcodeCF32 7LP

Address12, Pentre Beili Terrace, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF32 7LP


Occupancy (years)18

Other occupantsYvonne Hughes

Electoral rolls2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Record setUk Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors 2002-2020

CategoryCensus, Land & Substitutes

SubcategoryElectoral Rolls

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't know, he married a woman called Ann Fitzgibbons in Ireland and had 3 children one in Ireland and the others in Birmingham. He was last seen by his kids in 1972, then in 1976 he married my mum Jean McGrath in Catterick under the name Oscar Hughes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My mum never knew his name was William untill my partner found my half sister Jeannie
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He was last seen by my mother 6 months after my birth in march 1977
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I cant even find a divorce certificate for him and my mum,she married him under her first husbands surname Mullaney
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He served in the 35th Battalian Dublin, his children by Ann were Niall Anthony Hughes 1962,died 2002, Jean Marie 1965 and Ann Veronica 1968

Hello there,

I have an arrangement that I can get BMD records over the phone.

The office closed 4.30

He would have been receiving an Irish Army pension.

He had a sister Margaret born 1941

I may have to wait until Monday morning to get his info

A family member may know what happened to him


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unless Margaret died at birth then thats not him. He only had a brother born 1937 Pascal,who died in 2009. We have asked his daughter Jean and his brothers son who still lives in Ireland and no one knows nothing. The Irish family only know he left Ireland in 1962/3 and set sail for Birmingham UK. We dont know if he knows about the deaths of his brother or son .. Look forward to hearing from you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My partner has come across a page which seems to have William and Pascals mother as Bridget Whitter 1909-1961,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also id like to know why ive been charged £15.12 as well as the £5.

Hello there,

I have nothing to do with accounts.

I presumed they charged you for the call you did not make.

Pascal Hughes


Death14 Feb 2009


Ballymacormack Cemetery

Ballymacormack, County Longford, Ireland

Memorial ID40057379 · View Source

HUGHES (Annaly Park, Longford) Feb. 14, 2009, Pascal, loving husband of Margaret (Peggy) and dear father of Marie, Paul, Lynda, Anne, Mario, Mark, Emlyn and Eddie; deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Reposing at Glennon's Funeral Home, Ballinalee Road, Longford, from 6.30 o'c. this (Tuesday) evening followed by Removal at 7.40 o'c. to St. Mel's Cathedral, arriving at 8 o'c. Mass of the Resurrection at 2 o'c. tomorrow (Wednesday). Burial afterwards in Ballymacormack Cemetery

Hello there,

I have a telephone number for Paul and Eddie.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know about Paul, Eddie and the rest. I have several on FB . None of them know anything only that my dad was named William (Billy)

Hello There,

The father married a widow, her maiden name was Reilly

Please see attached.


Hello there,

She had 4 children before she married Patrick Hughes.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Strange no one knew of these other children. They either all died before she remarried or she gave them all up for adoption

Hello there,

The 1940 birth in Longford is the correct birth record.

I will get his birth date in the morning

If he is still alive he will be receiving an Army pension

As you are his son, you could phone them and ask the questions.

PSSC Helpdesk


Payroll Shared Service Centre, Áras an tSáile, , Galway, Renmore , H91 AN2E



Phone number:

00353 76 1002 702


Hello there,

He was born 3rd June 1940.


Hello there,

I am just waiting on the London Office to check for a death or current address.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you

Hello there,

No death record turns up for him in the UK

No Oscar or William Henry with the above birthdate turns up in records.

He may have been living under the radar.

Phone Military pensions in Galway, they are usually very helpful.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you

Hello there,

A lot of soldiers suffered after Jadotville.

Post traumatic stress.

I would definitely phone military pensions, they have helped me before.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you I will

Hello there,

Explain to them that he served in Jadotville and that you believe

he is suffering loss of memory, no need to give them the full story.

If he has died they will know, the pension was about 150 a week

I cannot see him not collecting it


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will do thank you