Chatteris WW1 Soldier Hugh Francis (200728). Chatteris Remembers Biography
Hugh Francis Lance Corporal, 200728, 1st/5th Lincolnshire Regiment Died: 10th March 1918 Hugh Francis was the sixth child of Alexander and Mary Elizabeth.They actually had five sons who fought in the war. In 1901 Hugh was at school in Chatteris but by 1911 he had moved to Swineshead in Lincolnshire, where we was employed as a market gardener. He joined up at the beginning of the war and was twice wounded in France previous to his death. He married in June 1916. By the time of his death he had been promoted to lance corporal. His wife received a letter saying he had been killed instantaneously by a shell. He id buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery, which is to the east of the town of Bethune. . Project File Contains • CWGC Roll of Honour • Article Cambs Times June 1918, stating that he died from shellfire • ”Soldiers Died’ • 1901 and 1911 Census • Medal Roll.
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