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Sgt James Frederick Hughes G/10995 7th Btn Royal Fusiliers

I have not been able to find Sgt James Frederick Hughes' life story, he was my husband's g.grandfather. He was killed in action 13/11/1916 leaving 3 young children. From what I understand the family never received his medals. I have found him on the cwgc site but no next of kin is mentioned and he does not appear in the Croydon Roll of Honour. I have his soldier's will written 4 months before he died giving his address and his wife's name but I don't know how to attach it, here are the cwgc and medal roll links.
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1
http://mediasvc.ancestry.co.uk/v2/image/namespaces/1262/media/30850_A000792-01940.jpg?securitytoken=3a65cc1ba23f551d1ca2615bafdf4cf4&download=false&client=IIV&imagequality=HighQuality&enhancement=AdaptiveContrast

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  • Yvonne Fenter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I found his Life Story for you at https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2012118 .
    When searching on Lives for service numbers with alphabetic characters at the start of them, it's best to just instead search for an asterisk followed by the numeric part ... so I searched for *10995 hughes and found him.
    A photo of him had already been added, so I added the info from his medal card image, and also from his CWGC and Soldiers Died in the Great War records.
    The easiest way for you to add his will, is to scan it and save it to your desktop. then go to his Live Story page and click on the blue Add to Life Story button in the top right of the screen. Then click on the Upload Image button, and it explains what you need to do. Do please ask on the Feedback and Discussion forum if you need any further help with him.
    Yvonne, IWM Volunteer

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