John Fitzhugh

There are 2 John Fitzhugh's but one is killed in WW1, and this is the man we want below. Born in Suffolk, moves to Northampton

1889 Mar 5. Born Ipswich, Suffolk (RIC records say born Suffolk)

1891 census at 60, Old Foundry Road, St Margaret, Ipswich

1901 census at 124, Market Street, Northampton St Giles

1905 Jul 9, Enlists in Northamptonshire Regt Militia. Born Suffolk, working in Northampton in the shoe trade. Fathr George, Mother Emma. Aged 15 years and 4 months

1906 Nov 5 Moved to regular Army

1911 census I cannot find him. He is in the Army

1912 Dec 25. Marries Alice Mason in Northampton

1914 Aug 13. Landed in France

1917 Jan 21. Presumed commissioned 2nd Lt from promotion to Lt

1918 Jul 21 . 2nd Lt to be Lt in Northampton Regt J Fitzhugh

1920 Sep . An illegitimate child Peggy was born to Katherine O'Boyle in Rotherham

1920 Sep 14. Joined ADRIC with service no. 555. Posted to E Coy

fined £3 by Coy Commander

1921 Feb 19 to 5 Mar on Leave

1921 Jun 25. Struck off strength as a Deserter

1921 Nov 24. He marries Katherine O'Boyle in Fulham. This is a bigamous marriage. One can see from the 1931 maintenance case. I think Katherine O'Boyle was born 1900 in Sligo and he was based there with E Coy. And presumably why he deserted ADRIC.

1922 Nov 14. Enlists in RA. His age, place of birth, trade of his father, are correct. As his previous service, though he does not declare his commission.

1929 Nov 13. Discharged from Army

1931 Jul 3. His wife gets a maintenance order. Note the 1921 telegram was sent from Rotherham, where the illegitimate Peggy was born

1939 Living in 60 Thornton Avenue , Brentford and Chiswick M.B., Middlesex, England . He is a single, Garage Workshop Manager

1968 Died Redbridge, Essex


WO 339/60768