Intrepid Researcher Mavis Williams who has done the research on this website for all the Deeside WW1 memorials has heard today that she has been successful in her appeal to have Connah’s Quay soldier Robert Henry Hughes at last, added to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s WW1 database – or ‘brought in from the cold’
Robert served throughout the war for a total of 4 years 309 days in various conflict areas including Mesopotamia (Iraq). He contracted malaria which became a recurring problem for him and after his discharge in 1919 he became ill once again with malaria and this time, he died of the illness.
He was not included in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission data base because he died of illness after he’d left the army. Mavis has been able to prove to them that his illness and subsequent death were a result of his military service and today they have accepted this and added him.
Brilliant work by super sleuth Mavis. Fantastic!
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