Remembered with honour Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery: Plot XXV, Row B, Grave 26.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 38248 Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Hugh’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a Death announcement for Hugh in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 24 August 1918.
Son of Sarah Kate (nee POTTS) and the late Hugh Bertram BROUGHTON.
His parents married 25 September 1894 at St James’, Bushey, Herts. Hugh died 25 August 1902 in Bushey aged 32, and was buried 28 August at St James’, Bushey; Sarah died 2 December 1918 in South Kensington, London, aged 49, and was buried 7 December, also at St James’. There is a Death announcement for Sarah in the Observer dated 7 December 1918.
Hugh was born 1899 in Oxhey, Herts, and baptised 1 June 1899 at St James, Bushey. He resided in Oxhey.
On the 1901 Census, aged 1 he lived in Bushey, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, a scholar aged 11, he was an inmate of the London Orphan Asylum, Watford.
Date of death13/08/1918
Age at death19
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
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- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)