William (Willie) Hughes

Date of Birth: 1889

Place Of Birth: Bangor, Gwynedd

Date of Death: 7/11/1918

Location died: France

Gender: Male

Where buried: Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension

  • Date of birth - 1889

    Where? - Bangor, Gwynedd

  • Date Enlisted - N/A

    Where? - Bangor, Gwynedd

    Age - N/A

    As - Unknown

  • Battles

  • Date of the battle - 28/7/1914

    Where? - First World War

  • Ranks

  • Rank Date - N/A

    Rank - As Private

    Service - British Army

    As - Royal Welsh Fusiliers

    Service number - 54833

  • Date of Death - 7/11/1918

    Where? - France


  • Father - Joshua Hughes
  • Mother - Ellen Hughes
  • Spouse - Bessie Hughes


  • 1 Beach Road, Bangor, Gwynedd

Additional Information

William Hughes served as part of the 13th Battalion of the Welsh Fusiliers. The battalion moved to France in 1915 before fighting in the Battle of Albert and Mametz Wood in 1916 and the Battles of Ypres in 1917. In 1918, the battalion returned to France and fought in various Battles of the Somme including the battles of Ancre, Albert, Bapaume, Havrincourt, Epehy, Beaurevoir Line, Cambrai as well as the capture of Villers Outreaux and the battles of Selle and Sambre.

Occupation prior to the war

  • Draper