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Thomas Hughes from Tamworth
« on: Tuesday 19 August 14 18:42 BST (UK) »
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Can someone help me with the service records of Thomas Hughes, he was originally from Kensington, Middlesex and he was a private in the 1st battalion Nottingham and Derbyshire regiment and his number was 42540. He died in France on 25th August 1918 aged 27. Any information about his life before the army would be gratefully appreciated also. Thanks

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Re: Thomas Hughes from Tamworth
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 August 14 20:33 BST (UK) »
According to his service records, Thomas Hughes was born about 1891 Kensington Residence N8 Marshall Court Tamworth aged 24years 11months occupation miner ...Next of kin Sarah Hughes wife ..Married January 1914 Sarah Davies ..daughter Doris born 29th April 1914 Tamworth

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Re: Thomas Hughes from Tamworth
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 August 14 12:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Rosie,
Thank you for the information, is there anything else about where he was sent during the war? Thanks

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Re: Thomas Hughes from Tamworth
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 August 14 12:35 BST (UK) »
There is information about the regiment (also known as The Sherwood Foresters) here:
http://www.1914-1918.net/notts.htm

As the 1st Battalion became part of the 8th Division, you can follow the links on the right-hand side:
http://www.1914-1918.net/8div.htm
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)


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Re: Thomas Hughes from Tamworth
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 August 14 15:34 BST (UK) »
Sorry his army records are not in good condition and the writing is all faded and badly blotted with ink marks ..Just make out the information I have already given his wife was sent his medals and states killed in action

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Re: Thomas Hughes from Tamworth
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 August 14 15:46 BST (UK) »
Maybe you would be better to order his marriage certificate record Jan 1915 Tamworth to Sarah Davies ...Also birth of daughter Doris May Hughes Apr-June 1915 Tamworth ...The marriage should get you his parents where he was living if you don't already know ?

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Re: Thomas Hughes from Tamworth
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 August 14 17:05 BST (UK) »
I'm going into Tamworth in the morning - as Thomas and Sarah were married at St Editha, I should be able to get the marriage entry details for you.

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Re: Thomas Hughes from Tamworth
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 26 August 14 14:31 BST (UK) »
18 January 1915 - St Editha, Tamworth - by Banns
Thomas Hughes, 26, Bachelor, Labourer of 6 Marshall Court, Church Street.  Father:  James Hughes (deceased), Engineer.
Sarah Davis, 20, Spinster of 6 Marshall Court, Church Street.  Father:  Thomas Davis, Labourer
Witnesses:  Francis Davis, Florence Davis.

17 June 1915 - St Editha, Tamworth
Doris May Hughes, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Hughes of 7 Marshall Court, Church Street.  Thomas is a Miner.  Doris May born 29 April 1915.

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Re: Thomas Hughes from Tamworth
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 September 14 18:55 BST (UK) »
thank you both for the information. Was Francis and Florence Sarah's brother and sister?