Brass memorial plaque to Geoffrey Leonard Hughes

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Reference WMO251367

Address:

St Cassian's Church

Chaddesley Corbett

DY10 4SD

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to Lance Sergeant Geoffrey Leonard Hughes. Geoffrey Leonard Hughes, a Lance Sergeant in 24th (Service) Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action on Monday 13th November 1916, during the attack on the Beaumont Trench in the Battle of the Ancre. He was born in Stourbridge in 1895, the son of William Henry and Edith Harriet Hughes and had a sister Margaret who was five years older. At the time of his death he lived in Leamington at 1 Euston Place.He enlisted in Birmingham, serving initially with the Warwickshire Regiment, and arrived in France on Sunday 14th November 1915. He is buried in the Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.
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In loving memory of Geoffrey Leonard Hughes, Lance Sergeant, Royal Fusiliers. Only son of William Henry and Edith Hughes of Leamington Spa. Who was killed in action on November 13th 1916, at Beaumont Hamel aged 22.

Geoffrey Leonard Hughes

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