Regiment : 1st/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 241046
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 43 on 24th April 1917
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 5A and 6C.
Relatives : Son of Henry and Elizabeth Hughes, husband of Alice Jane Hughes, of The Knoll, Lower Broadheath, Worcester
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Broadheath Christ Church WW1 War Memorial with the information: Pte. Worc R. France. Broadheath Village Hall WW1 Roll of Honour.
Resident Broadheath, Worcester, enlisted Worcester
Service No 244046 on Soldiers Died in the Great War. There is no record of this casualty on the National Archives Medal Roll under either service no.
The following information was obtained from documents held at Worcestershire Archives:
Pte J. Hughes 1st/8th Worcestershire Regiment. Missing 24/4/17
A photograph of Private J. Hughes of Broadheath can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 2nd June 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
James Hughes has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.