Hughes, Thomas Victor

Thomas Victor Hughes is believed to be the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Hughes of Victoria Terrace. T.V. Hughes named on the Memorial is named Thomas Victor on the Bistre Memorial.

Looking for candidates in the census, in 1891 Thomas V Hughes age 4 born Liverpool was living at Victoria Terrace with parents Thomas Hughes 34 coalminer b Liverpool and Mary Ann Hughes 29 b Buckley, and brother, William 1 b Liverpool.

In 1901, Thomas V then 15 and a brickyard labourer was living at High St. Buckley, Flintshire with brother William and their mother listed as Mary Ann Griffiths. (She was 38 and had been born in Buckley)

The same family has not been found in 1911. Thomas Victor Hughes 25 coal miner b Liverpool was recorded at Compton St. Chesterfield. He was  married to Martha Marie with a son Thomas, 1. Brother William was living nearby. FreeBMD has the record of Thomas Victor Hughes married Martha Maria Attenborough 1909, Mansfield.

Thomas Victor living in Chesterfield, born in Liverpool and growing up in Buckley is projected to be the Thomas Victor Hughes born Liverpool who died in France 29 April 1918.

UK Soldiers Who Died in The Great War 1914-19, accessible on includes an entry for Thomas Victor Hughes. It confirms the military details above left on this page. It adds that he enlisted in Doncaster, Yorkshire. This source tells us he “Died” which generally means that he died as the result of illness or accident.

Ancestry has records  – Pension Ledgers – which includes details of Thomas Victor and gives us some more of his family story.  It gives us his precise birth date -2nd November 1888. The record says that he died on the 29th April 1918 of appendicitis while on active service. It names his widow Martha Hughes of 35 Rogelow Avenue, Bentley Road, Doncaster.  His two children were Thomas Victor Hughes born on 23rd December 1909. Samuel James Hughes was born on the 6th October 1911. The family was awarded a pension of 38/3d a week payable from the 4th November 1918.



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