Private Albert Hughes

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

7 May 1917


George Powdrill

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

39 North Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 31st May 1917
Pte Albert Hughes

Pte Albert Hughes, 42733, 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, was killed in action in Flanders on May 7th, 1917. He was an old Territorial who had served for over 10 years in India with the Bedfordshire Regiment before being called up at the outbreak of war for service with the Worcesters.

Second Lieut Macleod, writing to his family at 39 North Street, Luton, said that Pte Hughes had been buried behind the lines. His death had been practically instantaneous, thus causing no pain.

Albert, born in Kensworth, was aged 40 and had been with the colours in France for 11 months. Prior to enlisting he was employed by builder and contractor George Powdrill in Luton.

Individual Location

Pte Albert Hughes

Author: Deejaya

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