Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter H. 

James Hughes

Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Irish Rifles
Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:XXX
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born in Co. Mayo, Ireland in 1873.

1881 Census - No Trace.   Still residing in Ireland perhaps???

1891 Census - Castle Hill Farm, Thornes Green, Ashley.   Servant (one of
six) - aged: 18 - occ: Agricultural Labourer - born: Ireland. Employed on
the farm of John & Ann Whalley and family.

1901 Census - 5 Chapel Street, Altrincham (Lodging House).   Lodger - aged:
28 - occ: Farm Labourer - born: Co. Mayo, Ireland.  One of sixteen lodgers
at this address!!!

1911 Census - No Trace.

The Hughes' family are listed as living at both Nos. 15 & 17 Chapel Street
in the 1914 & 1915 street directories and at Nos. 15 & 19 in the 1916

There are 3 James Hughes on SDGW, but none referenced to the Trafford

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1916, which states
that J. Hughes lived at Chapel St.

Assuming he died in 1915, that would make him aged, 42 at the time of his

The CWGC lists just two J. Hughes as serving with the Royal Irish Rifles. 
One died 12/05/1915 and is buried in Authuile Cemetery,  France. B-18.  
The other died on the 15/06/1915 and is buried in Twelve Tree Copse
Cemetery, Gallipoli. 11-E-12.  There is no personal M.I. information on
either one.   However, the R.I.R. information itself could well be

See also "The Bravest Little Street in England" by Karen Cliff, Trafford
Local Studies Library.

Memorials found on:
Chapel Street (Altrincham)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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