EDWIN TOM HUGHES

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:

IV.A.40.

Queant Road Cemetery,

Buissy,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

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.

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