Hugh Broughton


Hugh Broughton


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
10th Bn.


British War and Victory medals


XXV. B. 26.


>He has no Inscription on his Headstone

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

Hugh Broughton was born in 1899 in Bushey, Herts, the son of Hugh Bertram Broughton the Manager of a coal merchants and Sarah Kate Broughton (nee Potts).

Hugh was Baptised on 1st June 1899 in the Parish of Bushey, Herts.

1901 Census records Hugh aged 1 living with his parents, at 48, Villiers Road, New Bushey, Herts, also living with the family are his aunt and Uncle, Laura & Alfred Broughton. Alfred is recorded as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers.

His father died in August 1902, aged 32. At the time, the family were still living at 48, Villiers Road, New Bushey. His mother Sarah later moved to 5 Villiers Road.

1911 Census record Hugh aged 11, as a boarder at a Boarding School in Watford, Herts.

Wartime Service

Hugh enlisted in Watford, initially posted to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, with the service No. 38248, later transferring to the (The Queens) Royal West Surrey Regiment, with the service No. G/25947      

He was killed in action on 13 August 1918, aged 19. He is remembered with honour at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium and is commemorated on the St Matthew’s Church Memorial.

Additional Information

The value of his effects were £9-18s-5d, Pay Owing which went to his mother and £4-10s-0d, War Gratuity which went to administration by Anne E Potts (possibly his mothers sister).


Stuart Osborne
Dianne Payne - ‘Bushey during the Great War. A Village Remembers’ – Bushey Museum & Art Gallery., Jonty Wild