Born in Q2-1879 [Newmarket 3b:522] in Newmarket to Charles Harold and Louisa HUGHES (née WILDERSPIN)
1881 census...Aged 2, he was at 12 Exning Road, Newmarket with his father Harold Charles HUGHES  stableman born Chester; his mother Louisa  born Bottisham.
1891 census...Aged 12, he was at 7 Eleanor Terrace, Burwell Road, Exning with his parents, sister Kate ,; brothers Albert Hubert , Sidney James (partially blind from birth)and William Gerald . All the children were born in Newmarket.
He married Evelina Florence JONES in Farnham in Q4-1900
He enlisted on 7th March 1898 and he died of his wounds received on 9th November, on 10th,at Orebyfontein in South Africa.(in Memoriam by S.Wall)
From a report on the Times January 24th 1902 |
Whilst skirmishing Pte 4163 HH Hughes 1st King Dragoon Guards was fatally wounded by a six year old Boer boy who approached and shot him in the abdomen with a concealed pistol. Cpt EA Williams was killed and Lt HH Harris wounded in the skirmish. A report to the War Office was made by Sgt C Probertts of Pte Hughes' troop and his comrade Pte MF Elmer.
Orebyfontein seems to have been in the area circled above
His Queens South Africa medal has clasps for Cape Colony - Orange Free State - South Africa 1901
commemorated in All Saint's Church, Newmarket
also Cathedral porch. Plaque. 1st King's Dragoon Guards Manchester, Cornhill. Statue. County Bury St Edmunds
Christchurch Park. Statue. Ipswich