Hughes, Norman

Norman Hughes was born in Rhyl, Flintshire during 1890.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 12 Heywood Street, Ince in Makerfield, Lancashire, England.  The head of the family was Robert Hughes aged 36, a Coal Miner.  His wife Annie Hughes aged 42 and their four children – Robert David Hughes aged 14, Norman Hughes aged 11, Willie Hughes aged 7 and Annie Hughes aged 7 years.

Little is known of his early life but following the outbreak of the First World War, Norman enlisted with 5th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

On 10 July 1917, a payment of £8.8s.0d was made by the War Office to Mrs Annie Hughes, this being monies owed to her son Norman.  On 27 November 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity of £12.0s.0d was also made to her.

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

There is no Flintshire Roll of Honour card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, Flintshire.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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