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
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.