HUGHES Frank E
Regiment : 11th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Service number : 28733
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 12th August 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, Panel 8.
Birthplace : Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire, enlisted Droitwich, Worcestershire
Memorial : Ryall and Ripple War Memorial
Also appears on : Droitwich War Memorial as F.C. Hughes. Droitwich St Peter's School now in Droitwich Community Hall as F.C. Hughes. Ripple St Mary's Church as F.E. Hughes. Droitwich St Andrew's Church WW1 Memorial as F.C. Hughes. Droitwich Council Chamber WW1 Memorial as F.C. Hughes.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral under Drotwich casualties as Charlie Hughes with the information Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral under Ripple casualties as Frank Hughes, 9222, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. There is no record of a casualty under this number or regiment on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Soldiers Died in the Great War or the Medal Index Roll.
I am fairly certain that through research of the relevant military sources, birth and death indexes and census entries for 1891, 1901 and 1911 that Frank E. Hughes and Francis Charles Hughes are one and the same person:
The birth of Frank Hughes is registered in the June Quarter 1882 under the Upton Registration District.
Edward Hughes, head, age 46, butcher, born Harvington, Worcestershire
Emma Hughes, wife, age 45, born Earls Croome
Caroline Hughes, daughter, age 15, born Earls Croome
William Hughes, son, age 11, born Earls Croome
Frank Hughes, son, age 9, born Earls Croome, Worcs
Dennis Hughes, son, age 6, born Earls Croome
Holly Green, Ripple
Edward Hughes, head, age 57, farmer and market gardener
Emma Hughes, wife, age 56
Henry Hughes, son, age 32
William, son, age 21
Butcher’s Shop, St Peter’s Droitwich
Frank Hughes, son (incorrect), age 18, assistant butcher, born Upton
Head of Household: Francis E. Somer, age 29, butcher
High St, Droitwich, Worcs
Francis Charles Hughes, age 27, Butcher/Shopkeeper, born Earls Croome, Worcestershire
Alice Edith Hughes, wife, age 32, married 2 years, no children
+ 2 male servants
Francis Hughes has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.