James Tudor Hughes was born in Gronant, Flintshire in 1891.
The 1911 Census shows that the family lived at Gronant House, Prestatyn, Flintshire. The head of the family was Thomas Hughes aged 56, a Grocer. His wife Elizabeth Hughes aged 55, an Assistant in the family business and their three children – Mary Ann Hughes aged 30, a Domestic Servant, James Tudor Hughes aged 20, a Grocer’s Assistant and Margaret Jane Hughes aged 19, a Milliner.
James enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl with the Royal Army Service Corps and following initial training arrived in France on Thursday 1 July 1915.
He became ill during late 1915 and died in the Base Hospital on Tuesday 28 March 1916.
On 25 July 1916, a payment of £36. 2s. 4d. was made by the War Office to Thomas Hughes, being monies owed to his son James. On 12 August 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity of £3. 0s. 0d. was also made to him.
James is also remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.