Hugh Ferguson was born on the 3rd April 1916, according to the 1939 National Register, the son of Daniel & Rachel A. Ferguson (nee Jones) (Holywell Vol. 11b Page 342) who had married in a Civil Ceremony at Holywell in 1901,( HOL/29/E154).
He is not seen on any census as the 1921 census has not been released, so we do not know much of what Hugh’s childhood and teen age years were, any information would be gratefully received to help tell his story, so he won’t be forgotten.
We do see him on the 1939 Register, where he is seen living at 13 Church Street , Connah’s Quay U.D., Flintshire, Wales
Daniel Ferguson 15 Dec 1875 Male Joiner In Steel Works Married 302 1
Rachel A Ferguson 16 Sep 1880 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 302 2
Hugh Ferguson 03 Apr 1916 Male Purchasing Clerk Steel Works Single 302 3
This source gives us the date of birth and the occupation of his father Daniel as well as Hugh’s.
We also see that he gets married in St. Deniol’s Church, on the 27th February in 1943 and he is age 26 years old and a Soldier, his bride was Nellie Mildon Darlington, age 25, she was a Typist and lived in Glynne Way, Hawarden, her father was James Mildon Darlington, a Blacksmith. This also confirms his father’s name & a change of occupation to a Clerk. Witnesses were T.J. Ferguson, D. Ferguson, C. Darlington & J.M. Darlington.
Sadly I have been unable to find any information on his service in the Royal Corps of Signals Ww2, but there is information below:-
ROYAL CORPS OF SIGNALS WW2 – Please click on the link to find out what Hugh’s life MAY have been like in the Royal Signals.
Hugh died in this area in 1947 as his death was registered in Hawarden (Flintshire (Mold) HAW/31A/40) and he is buried in Connah’s Quay, but I don’t know how he died, but must have been from his War Service as he is remembered on the Commonwealth War Graves Database. Also his name was put forward for the War Memorial so he was well loved. He had been married just over 4 years.
I believe his mother Rachel A. died in the March quarter of 1951, age 70 and his father Daniel died in the March quarter of 1956 age 80.
If anyone can shed any light on Hugh’s war service or his life, it would be gratefully received, so we can make sure he is not forgotten.