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HELP! Richard Hughes, South Wales Borderers 3906592
« on: Thursday 21 December 17 15:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I'm looking for details about my great grandfather.
I don't know many details other than the following:
Richard Hughes
1st South Wales Borderers
Lance Corporal 3906592
Based at Whittington Barracks, Staffordshire 08/1928
Married my great grandmother Doris Ada Smith 04/08/1928 & had one daughter *, but divorced sometime following & moved to Wales.
Then remarried & had more children but we have no details of these. Last known address:
16 Oakland Terrace, Ferndale, Cynon Taff, CF34 4UD
Any information would be gratefully appreciated.


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Re: HELP! Richard Hughes, South Wales Borderers 3906592
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 December 17 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I've taken out the name of the daughter in case she's still alive.
Do you have the marriage certificate of Richard and Doris? That would give us his age and father's name.
With that it might be possible to locate him in the 1939 register

The divorce record is available from Kew. You could ask for a quote for a copy but it may be quite expensive:
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C8068494
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Re: HELP! Richard Hughes, South Wales Borderers 3906592
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 December 17 16:30 GMT (UK) »
I think Doris  possibly married again in Tamworth in 1934 to the co respondent mentioned in the divorce papers.
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Re: HELP! Richard Hughes, South Wales Borderers 3906592
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 21 December 17 16:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Iím not sure if Iíve replied using the correct button - new to all of this!

Yes his daughter is still alive - thatís my lovely Nan.

I have a copy of their marriage certificate - it says he was 21 when they were married so heíd either be born 1907 or 1908. His fatherís name was Charles Hughes and I know he was deceased when they married. I canít read what it says his fathers occupation was.

Many thanks for your help!

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Re: HELP! Richard Hughes, South Wales Borderers 3906592
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 21 December 17 16:54 GMT (UK) »
I think Doris  possibly married again in Tamworth in 1934 to the co respondent mentioned in the divorce papers.
Cathy

Hi Cathy

Yes my great grandma re-married to the gentleman I always knew as my great-grandad.

Itís her first husband that I am looking to trace the history of.

Thanks for your help 😊

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Re: HELP! Richard Hughes, South Wales Borderers 3906592
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 21 December 17 18:21 GMT (UK) »
There was a Richard Hughes b. Ferndale about the right time, father Charles, here is the 1911 census:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWXS-5FS

Perhaps he returned home after the divorce?

The parents of this Richard Hughes b. Ferndale would appear to be Charles Hughes and Gwen Bowen who married in 1894. A search on https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp shows Richard Hughes, mother's maiden name Bowen, registered June quarter 1907 in Pontypridd (covers Ferndale district), which would put his date of birth somewhere in April, May, or June of 1907 (possibly slightly earlier if there was a delay in registering his birth).
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Re: HELP! Richard Hughes, South Wales Borderers 3906592
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 21 December 17 19:55 GMT (UK) »
The father of this family, Charles Hughes, died aged 50 in 1918
https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar#calendar
Here it is recorded that he was of 14 Lake-street Ferndale, Administration (i.e. no will) to son Ivor John Hughes, private H M Army.
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Re: HELP! Richard Hughes, South Wales Borderers 3906592
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 December 17 08:50 GMT (UK) »
This is great - thank you so much.

Is there any way of finding out what happened to Richard Hughes? My Nan lost contact with him when she was 15 & we have no information about him after this. We donít know when he died or what happened to his new family.

My Nan said she had a step-sister called Leonora (not sure of spelling) & a step-brother Richard. They would have been approximately 2 & 7 respectively around about 1944.

Thanks again for your help.

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Re: HELP! Richard Hughes, South Wales Borderers 3906592
« Reply #8 on: Friday 22 December 17 14:39 GMT (UK) »
Is there any way of finding out what happened to Richard Smith?

Richard Smith or Hughes? 

If you do mean Richard Hughes, then one online tree (on Ancestry) has him remarrying in 1935 (in Richmond, Yorkshire) and dying in California in 2000.

The free index to the 1939 register, suggests that his second wife (and presumably their family) are living in Ystradgynlais R.D., Breconshire