A forgotten war hero, who died in Burma during the second world war, will be added to the war memorial in Bangor, after it was realised his name is not recorded on any local War Memorials.
Private Edward Hughes served in the 2nd Battalion of the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) and died on 6 October 1944, Age 24. He is buried in the Taukkyan War Cemetery, a cemetery for Allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Burma during the Second World War.
Edward is the son of late Hugh and Blodwen Hughes, of Glasinfryn, Bangor, and now his niece, Angharad Hughes, has requested that his name is added to the War Memorial at Deiniol Road, Bangor.
Thanks to the excellent work of The War Graves Photographic Project, Mrs Hughes has been able to obtain photographs of the grave of her uncle in the Taukkyan War Cemetery.
After presenting the evidence to Bangor City Council they are satisfied that Private Hughes’ name can be added to the plinth on the memorial.
As a statutory requirement the council have served notice of their intention of the proposed addition to the memorial. If anyone wishes to inspect the lodged documents and evidence they can be seen at the City Council’s Offices during normal office hours of 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
Any objections or comments must be made to the office within 28 days (19 February 2019).