Hughes, H R
HARRY REGINALD HUGHES
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 49 and 51.
He originally attested 4 April 1908 at Hounslow, Middx, into the Territorial Force 8th Battalion Middlesex Regiment for one year: a fitter with the Watford Engineering Works aged 27, married, of Watford; re-engaged for one year periods 4 April 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1915, by now aged 34. Posted as Lance-Corporal 4 August 1908, and was at Home until 9 September 1914. Promoted Corporal 2 July 1914, and appointed Lance-Sergeant 5 August 1914. Served in Gibraltar 10 September 1914 to 14 February 1915, Home 15 February to 8 March 1915, and embarked S.S. Empress Queen from Southampton 8 March 1915, serving in France from 9 March to 26 April 1915. Was admitted to the 8th Field Ambulance 2 April 1915 with an abcess, and admitted to the N.M. Division Casualty Clearing Station 10 April 1915 with rheumatic fever, returning to duty 22 April 1915. He was reported missing 26 April 1915 and assumed died on or since that date. He was entitled to the Territorial Efficiency, Victory, British War and 1914-15 medals, his qualifying date being 8 March 1915, and was killed in action.
Son of David John and Anne (nee KENT) HUGHES; husband of Edith Maria (nee CHURCH) HUGHES.
His parents married 1867 in the St Pancras, London, district. David died 1933 in the Uxbridge, Middx, district aged 86; Anne died 1927 in the Brentford, Middx, district aged 77.
Harry was born 26 September 1880 in Uxbridge, and baptised 28 November 1880 at St Andrew’s, Hillingdon, Middx. He married 1900 in the Staines, Middx, district; they had four children. He resided in Watford. Edith remarried 1921 in the Watford district to George W LANGSTON, and died 1977 in the Aylesbury, Bucks, district aged c99.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 10 he lived in Hillingdon, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a steam engine fitter aged 20, he still lived in Hillingdon, with his wife and one child. On the 1911 Census, an engineer’s fitter aged 30 he lived in Watford, with his wife and four children.
Date of deathon or since 26/04/1915
Age at death34
Place of death
NotesRecorded as Harry Frederick HUGHES on Soldiers Died in the Great War
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