The Heroes' Corner. After the interment three volleys were fired and the Last Post was sounded.
Owing to illness, Albert's father was unable to be there but his wife and mother were both present. Among the wreaths was one from Captain and Mrs B Conway Lloyd and the family also received a letter of sympathy from the Captain who was somewhere in France at the time.
Albert's wife Jessie was later shown in military records as living in Hereford.
Driver David Lewis Hughes
Royal Field Artillery, 26th Battery, 17th Brigade, service no.
Died of Wounds October 29th 1918, aged 22
Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Flanders
Several of David's ancestors had served in many of the continental wars under the Duke of Marlborough.
David was the eldest son and he had a brother Thomas and a sister Alice, both born in Brecon. The family were still living in Brecon in 1901 but by 1911 they had moved to Cardiff. David’s father was then an electric car driver, which was possibly an early form of electric tram. David, 14 was still at school, as were Thomas 13 and
David was born in Brecon on the 4th July 1896 and was christened in St David’s church on the 26th of that month. His father was Lewis Hughes and his mother Sarah Ann Hughes. The family were living at 29, Newgate Street, Brecon near the Brecon Jail. David’s father, who had been born in Brecon was a warden at the Jail. The family had lived in Newgate Street for many years including David's Grandfather who had been a cooper.