Hughes, Charles Walter

Hughes, Charles Walter

Captain

14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Died of wounds on Tuesday 1 October 1918 (aged 38)

Buried:

Grevillers British Cemetery, France (Grave XV. B. 22)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

The death of Captain Charles Walter Hughes was reported in the 5 October 1918 edition of the County Down Spectator under the headline Bangor Officer Dies Of Wounds.

Charles Walter Hughes was a son of James and Annie Elizabeth Hughes and he worked for Messrs Bass & Company in Hill Street, Belfast before he moved to Birmingham.  Charles Walter Hughes enlisted in the ranks in September 1914 and was promoted to a commission on 4 February 1915.  He served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and was promoted to the rank of Captain on 17 June 1917.

Captain Charles Walter Hughes was 38 when he died of wounds on 1 October 1918 after being shot through the head as he stood on a parapet at the head of his Company.

At the time of Captain Charles Walter Hughes’ death his father was living at Drayton, Ranfurly Avenue, Bangor and sympathy was conveyed to him from Bangor Urban Council.  James Hughes was born in Market Drayton, England and in 1911 he and his adopted daughter, Florence Helen Roberts, were living in Ranfurly Avenue, Bangor.  In 1901 they were living in Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.

Captain Charles Walter Hughes was buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, France and when his CWGC headstone was being prepared his next-of-kin details were recorded as Mr J.W. Hughes, 201 Derby Road, Burton-on-Trent.