Hughes, William

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Geoffrey Alexander Mitchell.

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Rhyl War Memorial.

Name / Enw: Hughes, William

Regiment/Catrawd: 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private No. 21707.

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime.

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Plot: 111. Row: J. Grave: 20.

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

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Date of Death: 23rd September 1918

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died of wounds at 5th General Hospital, Rouen, France on 23 September 1918.

William Hughes was born in Rhyl, Flintshire, North Wales.

His mother was Mary Hughes and the family lived at 92, Millbank, Rhyl, Flintshire.

At the outbreak of the First World War, William enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl with 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  Following training he left for France with the Battalion on Friday 3 December 1915.

St, Sever Cemetery Extension1

St.Server Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.

He is also remembered on The North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales and on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire.