Reginald Arthur Hughes was the son of Edward Henry and Florence Hughes, 168 Lipton St, Winnipeg, Canada, and the grandson of Henry and Sarah Joy Hughes of Buckley. Reginald Arthur was born 20 July 1893 in Wavertree, Liverpool. The family was living in Toxteth Park Liverpool in 1901 and in Winnipeg in 1911. Father Edward was born in Buckley and was a commercial traveler. Other children included Leslie, Albert, William and Clara.
Reginald Arthur’s attestation papers list cause of death as cardiac regurgitation. A web entry for the Canadian Great War Project quotes an article in Sarnia Observer Daily Sat. Jan 30, 1915 listing cause of death as anemia gastric ulcer. He was a stenographer and enlisted early in the war on 25 September 1914.
Further information regarding Reginald Arthur may be found at the Canadian Great War Project, and in his Attestation Papers available on Ancestry.com.
From the Bistre Parish Magazine. March 1916
The following extract from a Canadian paper will interest many of our readers:-
The members of St Margaret’s Church Chancel Guild, Winnipeg, have erected a cot in the Returned Soldiers’ Home in memory of Private Arthur Hughes 3rd Field Ambulance 1st Expeditionary Force, who died January 27th 1915 & was buried in Bistre Churchyard, North Wales.
Reginald Arthur is remembered on a family grave at Bistre (now broken and flat).
In Loving Memory of
Who died March 8th 1921
Aged 76 years
His end was peace
Sarah Joy Hughes
Who died March 22nd 1929
In her 95th year
A woman who feareth the Lord
She shall be praised
Her children shall rise up
(On edge of grave nearest church)
Here lieth the body of Reginald
Arthur, son of Edward Henry and Florence Hughes
Born July 16th 1893
Died January 27th 1915 Canadian
To give in hearts we leave behind is not to die