Hughes John Francies

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

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Hughes John Francies

Regiment/Catrawd: ‘A’ Coy 5th Bn RWF

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 2281

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Helles Memorial

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

John Francies Hughes was killed in action on 14th September 1915 at Gallipoli

Mold John Hughes 001

Flintshire Observer 21st October 1915

 

Died Dardanelles 14th September 1915 aged 19 yrs

The 1911 census tells us that John Francies was 14 and a coal miner working at the pit head. He lived at 5 Glan yr Afon, Mold with his parents- John 56, a coal miner and his mother Beata 57. He had two older sisters living at home,Maria was 21 andCharlotte was19. The form tells us that there had been one other surviving child but she was not at home.
The Flintshire Roll of Honour card and his CWGC Certificate both give 12 Charles St as the address.