Ceiriog was born about 1898. He was recorded on the census of 1901 living at Canol y Dre in Gronant, Llanasa with his family. Head of the household was Thomas Hughes 49 a Scythe Stonemason who had been born in Manchester. Mary A Hughes, his wife was 48. She hailed from Llanasa. Their listed children were Thomas 26 a Scythe stonemason, Henry 22 was a Collier, Elizabeth was 20, Lot was 16 and was a Stone Dresser, Edward was 12 and Ceiriog was 4.
The next census of 1911 records the family at Canol Dref, Gronant. head of the household was widow Mary Ann 59. Still at home were Lot 26 an Insurance Agent, and Ceiriog 13 who was at school. Written on the form but crossed out was ‘Married 20 years. 10 born, 2 Died’.
UK Soldiers Who Died in The Great War 1914-19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk confirms the regimental details at the top of this page and adds that Ceiriog enlisted in Prestatyn and tells us that he died of wounds. His Medal index card also on ancestry gives us his former regiment and number 604200 Labour Corps.
There is an index card for Ceiriog Hughes in The Flintshire Roll of Honour at The County Record Office in Hawarden. It is filed with the Gronant cards. It gives the address Canol Dre, Gronant, Llanasa and confirms the regimental details above. It says he died ‘On active service in France’. The card was signed on 18th September 1919 by K Roberts who signed all the Gronant cards.
He is also named on the Gronant memorial