Hughes, Edward

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Peter Redfern Metcalfe

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Flint Town

Name / Enw: Hughes, Edward

Regiment/Catrawd: 1st Company 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Lance Corporal No 4829

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, Seine-et-Marne

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Not known

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Clasp

Date of Death: 24th August 1914

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in action at the battle of Mons, France

Employed as a farm servant at Ness, Neston, Cheshire


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Lance Corporal Edward Hughes is one of the 3,740 men of the British Expeditionary Force who died between August and October 1914 in Northern France and who have no known grave. They are commemorated on the Memorial La Ferte’- Sous- Joarre. Eifion and Viv Williams visited on the 14th April 2014

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The striking Memorial is close to the River Marne. On the other side of the river almost opposite, is a memorial to French soldiers who died

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With great difficulty we found Edward’s name and with even greater difficulty managed to photograph it. (It was high up on the memorial)