Hughes John James

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Leeswood

Name / Enw: Hughes John James

Regiment/Catrawd: 5th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 1541

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Helles Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 77 to 80

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

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action 10th August 1915

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for this soldier in the County Archive Office in Hawarden. It gives regimental details as above and also the address Ivy Cottage Queen St, Leeswood. It is signed by Jane Hughes (Mother? sister?) and dated 16th September 1919.

Uk Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-1919 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk tells us that he enlisted in Caergwrle, Denbighshire.

His medal card tells us that the first theatre of war that he served in was The Balkans , ‘the date of entry therein’ was 8th August 1915. He died two days later in the ill fated mission at Gallipoli.

Apart from this we have been unable to find any other details so far about this soldier