Born: 22nd June 1893, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd June 1919; on his 26th birthday at Basra Hospital, Mesopotamia.


Rank: Acting Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant; Service Number: 57058

Regiment: Middlesex Regiment, 1st/9th Battalion.

Formerly The Queen’s Regiment in 1914, service number: 60594


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Basra War Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Eldest son of Mrs J. Hughes.




1901   29, Bramford Road, Ipswich.


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

Alfred Hughes, 32, a Mineral Water Salesman, born Ipswich.

Martha Jane Hughes (nee Bailey), 31, born Wenhaston, Suffolk.

Florence Hilda Hughes, 9, born Ipswich.

Alfred Edward Hughes, 4, born Ipswich.


1911  33, Gatacre Road, Ipswich.


Harold was 17 years old, a Coach Painter. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Alfred, 42, a Mineral Water Salesman.

Martha, 42.

Florence, 19, a Sewing Machinist – Tailoring.

Alfred, 14, an Errand Boy.

Margery Una Hughes, 9, born Ipswich.

Bessie Olive Hughes, 6, born Ipswich.

Mildred Grace Hughes, 1, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to M. J. Hughes – mother.


Harold is also remembered on the Ransomes & Rapier Ltd. war memorial, Bourne Park, Ipswich, and on the headstone of his parents, Alfred & Martha & sister Mildred Hughes, at Ipswich Old Municipal Cemetery, section J.

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Middlesex Regiment, 1st/9th Battalion:

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