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Horace Montague HughesArmy Ordnance Corps
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) :Horace Montague Hughes
Date and place of birth: 21st November 1891 Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
Date and Place of Death: May 1966 Burton on Trent
Childhood: One of 7 surviving children of 9
Parents: John Hughes and Kate Maria nee Fisher
Parents occupations: Maltster ( Brewery)
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: Admitted to Infant school 1895 and Junior 1898
Occupation: Brewer’s labourer, latterly a labourer in rubber boot and shoe factory. Army Ordnance Corps at Gretna
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Married twice
Children: At least 2
Travels: None known
Awards/recognitions: None known
Positions held: None known
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Horace Montague Hughes 1891-1966
Horace Montague Hughes was born in Burton on Trent on 21st November 1891 to John Hughes and Kate Maria nee Fisher .
1895 and 1898 there is evidence of school admissions for Horace. Infant and Junior departments.
1901 – living at back of 80 Mosley Street, Burton-on Trent , father a brewer.
1911, living at 34 Ordish St, Burton on Trent in 6 rooms. Father a maltster and Horace a brewer’s labourer. 7 surviving children of 9. G/B/B/B/B listed as living at home. Army Ordnance Corps Sherwood Foresters
April 1915 married May Hoe in Burton n Trent.
17th April 1915-1st November 1918 was in Sherwood Foresters Army Ordnance Corps then Discharged as wounded .
Possibly deployed at Gretna as part of AOC.
1920 son Henry Valerie born..
1921 daughter Cynthia born
1921 – listed as an ex Gretna worker. Horace, May , Henry Valerie plus 3 others are living in Burton on Trent.
1925 wife died.
1934 remarried – Beatrix M Searle
1939 -24 Goodman St. B on Trent, working at rubber boot and shoe factory general duties. Son Henry V listed as a soldier.
May 1966 – died in Burton on Trent.