Edwin is remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School.


Born: 1883, Faversham, Kent.

Baptised: 17th August 1883, Faversham, Kent. Parents: Edwin & Phoebe Hughes.

Died: 28th August 1918; age: 35; KiA.

Residence: 25, Belmont Road, Southampton, Hampshire.

Occupation: a (stipendiary) Magistrate – Colonial Service, India.

Enlistment Location: Whitehall, London.

Date of Entry Therein: 13th March 1918 – France.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 557110.

Regiment: Queen’s Westminster Rifles, ‘E’ Company, 3/16th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Queant Road Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,





1891   Master House, Kirton Grammar School, Lincolnshire.


Edwin was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edwin Hughes, 40, a Head Master of Kirton Grammar School, born Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Phoebe Hughes (nee Howell), 36, born St. Pancras, Middlesex.

John Seymour Hughes, 9, born London.

Lily Seymour Hughes, 5, St. Swithin’s, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Dorothy Frances Seymour Hughes, 3, born St. Swithin’s, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Gladys Hammond Seymour Hughes, 1, St. Swithin’s, Lincoln, Lincolnshire.


1901   50, Spring Road, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.


Edwin was 17 years old, a Boarder at the family home of 36 year old, widow, Alice Mary Westlake, a Dressmaker – own account – at home.


Edwin’s mother, Phoebe Hughes died 1907, Kirton, Lincolnshire.


Edwin was educated at Ipswich School.


In 1918, Southampton, Hampshire, Edwin married Doris Jessie Poulter, born July 1899, Wellington, Madras, India.


Doris died during the flu epidemic – 29th November 1918, at the Nursing Home, Westridge Road, Southampton, of 25, Belmont Road, Southampton.


Soldiers’ Effects to John Seymour Hughes – brother, an Assurance Clerk.


Probate to John Seymour Hughes – brother, an Assurance Clerk.


In April 1886, by a munificent gift of Henrietta Hunt, of Highfield Lodge, Henley Road, a new scholarship was founded at Ipswich School in memory of her late husband, Joah Hunt. The ‘Joah Hunt’ prize was to be awarded annually on Speech Day to the boy in the sixth and fifth forms, who were not a Pemberton or Queen’s scholar, who, in the opinion of the school examiners, showed the most promise for his age, and that his diligence and conduct were reported as exemplary. Evening Star – Friday, 30th April 1886

1895 – Alfred Cooper Woolner

1896 – H. U. Banham

1898 – Frederick William Duffield

1900 – Edwin Tom Hughes

1904 – Wilfred Henry Woollen

1905 – Bernard Cecil Hamilton Nicholls

1906 – E. B. Cobbold

1909 – Christopher Owen George

1913 – E. Jones

1916 – C.J. Ching


In 1974, the award was presented on Speech Day under the new title – Joah Hunt Prize for Outstanding Work and Promise.


June 2023, courtesy of Mrs. Y. Gills – Ipswich School still presents a prize for this at our annual Speech Day celebration. It is now called the Prize for Outstanding Work and Promise (Arts), with a book token given as a prize.



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