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Chester Hughes

In memory of:

Lieutenant Chester Hughes

November 15, 1915

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

6th Field Coy.

Additional Information


Son of James L. and Adelaide A. Hughes, of 47, Dundonald St., Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 20 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. F. 12.

Location:

LOCRE CHURCHYARD is located 11.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre on the Dikkebusseweg (N375). From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J. Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M. Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On passing through the village of Dikkebus the road continues for 6 Km to the village of Loker. The church and churchyard are located at the side of the road in the village of Locre (Loker) itself.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of CHESTER HUGHES– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CHESTER HUGHES– In memory of the students from Parkdale Collegiate Institute (Toronto, Ontario), who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Biography– In memory of the students from Parkdale Collegiate Institute (Toronto, Ontario), who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Chester Hughes– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Essay– Photo and description of Chester Hughes from the book "From the Rideau to the Rhine and back: the 6th Field Company and Battalion Canadian Engineers in the Great War" by K. Weatherbe, published in Toronto in 1928 by Hunter-Rose Co. Ltd."
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Press Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 17 November 1915.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  The Globe, Toronto Friday December 3, 1915
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Funds were raised by the Alumni Federation (now called the University of Toronto Alumni Association.) The name of "Lt C. HUGHES 6th Fld Coy C.E." is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, seen at photo left. Photo: K. Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Inscription– Inscription in Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  The carillon was installed and dedicated in 1927. Originally there were 23 bells. Alumni and friends of the University donated the funds for specific carillon bells in memory of those who fell in the Great War. Dedications are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room. The inscription for bell XXI reads as follows: ' "Extol ye bell, the virtue of our valorous men." Alumni Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering'. Photo by K. Parks, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Gravemarker– Photo of Chester Hughes' gravesite in  the book "From the Rideau to the Rhine and back: the 6th Field Company and Battalion Canadian Engineers in the Great War" by K. Weatherbe, published in Toronto in 1928 by Hunter-Rose Co. Ltd."
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker
Photo courtesy of Keith Boswell, England

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