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  • Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 11th Decemeber 1914 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Newark, Nottinghamshire
He was born about 1894 the son of John Hagues and Sarah Robinson Hagues (nee Winter) who were married in 1884 (Newark registration district, Oct/Nov/Dec). They had at least six children; Annie E, John H, William Edward, Walter, Arthur Gordon and Edith Mary. In 1891 John, a malster's labourer, was living at the Malt Kiln Cottage, Brant Broughton, with Sarah and their three children, Annie (5), John (4), and William (3). They also had a lodger, Andrew Pindred (26) who was a shoemaker. They were still living in Brant Broughton ten years later and had had three more children, Walter T (9), Arthur Gordon (7) and Edith Mary (4), but of their older children only William was still at home. Sarah was later widowed and in 1905 married John Parkes and came to live with her husband in Nottingham. In 1911 they were living at 44 Wilton Street, Old Basford, with Olive Parkes (13) and Harry Parkes (11), two of John's children by his first wife, Elizabeth, and two of Sarah's children, William and Edith. Arthur joined the army in February 1911 just a month before the census but it is probable that he had lived with his mother and stepfather prior to enlisting. Arthur's brother, William Edward, was a police constable with Nottingham City Police, and in December 1915 enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery where he served as a sergeant (68182) in the 120th Siege Battery. He married Florence Jane Copeland on 25 April 1916 at St Andrew's Church, Nottingham, and had at least one child, a daughter, Phyllis May, born 27 July 1916. He was discharged in 1919.
Arthur was a baker before joining the Army in February 1911.
30 Oct 1914
908303 - CWGC Website
2867
He enlisted at Caterham, Home address 44 Wilton Street, Old Basford
Trooper
2nd Bn Life Guards
Formerly 15097 Grenadier Guards, he enlisted in the army on 1 February 1911. He disembarked France 16 August 1914 and was killed just over two months later. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He qualified for the 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 11 December 1914: 'Trooper AG Hagues, 2nd Life Guards, of 44 Wilton Street, Old Basford, killed in action during fighting in Northern France and Belgium.' Arthur made a will in favour of his mother who was his sole legatee.
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  • Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 11th Decemeber 1914 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Arthur Gordon Hagues - Photograph was published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 11th Decemeber 1914 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918