Photograph courtesy of Shelley


Born: 1900, Waldringfield, Suffolk.

Died: 9th May 1941; age: 41; Killed at Sea.

Residence: 95, Henslow Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Ipswich Corporation Sewer Worker.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 6447002.

Regiment: Royal Artillery, 1/4 Maritime Regiment. (Merchant Navy Convoy protection).


Memorial Reference:

Panel 62 Column 3.

Plymouth Naval Memorial,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Annie A. Hughes, of King’s Cross, London.






1901   Cliff Road, Waldringfield, Suffolk.


Frederick was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Charles Hughes, 42, a Labourer – Cement Works, born Levington, Suffolk.

Lizzie Hughes (nee Marsh), 36, born Bottisham, Cambridgeshire.

James Henry Hughes, 15, a Labourer – Cement Works, born Kirton, Suffolk.

Charles Frederick Hughes, 10, born Falkenham, Suffolk.

Jessie Elizabeth Hughes, 8, born Trimley, Suffolk.

Arthur Ernest Hughes, 6, born Trimley.

Reginald George Hughes, 3, born Trimley.


1911  Judgements Farm, Wattisham, Suffolk.


Fred was 11 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Charles, 52, a Farm Stockman.

Lizzie, 49.

Arthur, 16, a Farm Boy.

Reggie, 13.

William Thomas Hughes, 6, born Waldringfield.


Frederick’s father, Charles Hughes, died 1926, district of Woodbridge, Suffolk.


In 1918, Croydon, Surrey, Frederick married Annie Augusta Fleming, born August 1897, Ipswich.

Annie and Frederick had six children:

Nan Anne Christine Hughes, born January 1920, Ireland.

Frederick Charles Hughes, born February 1922, London.

Eileen Winifred Hughes, born 1927, Ipswich.

Allistair Stanley Hughes, born January 1929, Ipswich.

Ivor Graham Hughes, born June 1932, Ipswich.

Nigel Peter Hughes, born November 1935, Ipswich.



Frederick was a Corporation Sewer Worker. He and his wife, Nan, were living at their family home – 95, Henslow Road, Ipswich, with five of their children.

Frederick, a Vertical Driller.




1 other.

Frederick’s brother, Herbert George Hughes died in the First World War of wounds, 12th November 1914, at No. 6 Clearing Hospital, Bethune, France, aged 27. He was a Private, service number: 1491, in the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 2nd Battalion. Buried – III.A.54. Bethune Town Cemetery. Herbert was born at Kirton, Suffolk, and had enlisted at Lochgelly, Fifeshire, Scotland.


Probate to Nan Augusta Hughes – widow.


Frederick is also remembered on the memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

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