The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private R T Hughes


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Private Reuben Thomas HUGHES, G/18025, 10th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action,  Flanders France, 9th October 1916, age 28.

Born Bow, London, E, son of James & Elvina Hughes, of 48, Loring Road, Isleworth, Middlesex.

1911 Census - 66 Castle Road, Isleworth - James Hughes, head, age 61, married, coach painter, coach builder, worker, born St Georges in East, London; Elvina Hughes, wife, age 57, married 37 years, 11 children, 8 still alive, born Croydon, Surrey; Lillian Ellen Hughes, daughter, age 27, single, box maker, soap factory, worker, born Bow, London; Reuben Thomas Hughes, son, age 23, single, counter man, wine & spirit stores, worker, born Bow, London; George Walter Alex Hughes,  son, age 17, single, assistant powder maker, soap factory, worker, born Bow, London; Albert William Hughes, son, age 15, single, junior clerk, clay works, worker, born Bow, London.

Enlisted Eastbourne, Sussex, age 28 years & 21 days, height 5ft 3¼ inches, weight 112lbs.  Resided 48, Loring Road, Isleworth, Middlesex.  Formerly waiter.

Home 11th December 1915 to 11th July 1916; BEF 12th July 1916 to 9th October 1916.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915 to Army Reserve; 22nd March 1916, mobilized & posted 3/4th Leicester Regiment, Service No.6044; 11th July 1916, posted BEF; 11th Juy 1916, Folkestone, embarked; 12th July 1916, Boulogne, disembarked; 13th July 1916, Etaples, 12 Infantry Base Depot; 26th July 1916, proceeded to No3. Battalion In the Field; 7th September 1916, transferred to 4th Reserve Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 9th October 1916, posted missing.

13th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, James Hughes, 48, Loring Road, Isleworth; Mother, Elvina Hughes, 48, Loring Road, Isleworth; Brothers - James Henry Hughes, age 38, 75 Castle Road, Isleworth; George A Hughes, age 26, 48, Loring Road, Isleworth; Albert W Hughes, age 24, 48, Loring Road, Isleworth; Sisters - Flora M A Earl, age 40, 61 Castle Road, Isleworth; Lilian E Hughes, age 36, 48, Loring Road, Isleworth; Edith M Gibson, age 33, 15 Temple Road, Hounslow.

Buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery, IV. K. 6., France.

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