Letter from the War Office to Mr Robert Hughes, 1946 Item Reference : cny03551
Letter sent on the 3 April to Robert Hughes of Denbigh regarding a payment for his late son Fred Hughes. Twenty-eight pounds and ten shillings were transferred form army funds to Fred's estate in respect of war gratuity. Fred Hughes served with the Royal Engineers as a Sapper. During his time overseas he kept in regular contact with his parents and his sister, Edith. Fred's mother died in 1943 while he was a POW. Fred served in North Africa but was captured and taken prisoner of war towards the end of 1942. He was sent to a camp in Italy before being transferred to Austria. He was killed in an allied air raid on 20 August 1944 and is buried in Auschwitz municipal cemetery. His brother Charles also served but returned safely to North Wales.
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