Stocking Knitter, employed messers Bainbridge, Newcastle
6 Leam Lane, Tyne Dock South Shields
Evidence of Identification
Miss Hughes left to catch the train at Tyne Dock, and nothing has since been heard of her. She had a set of false teeth and the melted gold of a palate of a set of artificial teeth was found at the scene of the accident. In the opinion of a dentist, the set had contained 10 teeth. This evidence dated 18 December 1915. Bertram Leonard Hughes, Brother of Kate Daisy Hughes, said that he could identify certain articles of clothing belonging to his sister. Dated Monday 20 December 1915.
Address: 248 Alice Street South Shields
Fanny Mary Hughes Aged 50
Bertram Leonard Hughes Aged 26
Kate Daisy Hughes Aged 24
Kate Daisy Hughes Birth Date 1888 Date of Registration March 1916 Aged 28 Registration district S/S Durham Volume 10a Page 903
Bertram had joined the 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry on 30 November 1915, just three weeks before the disaster. He was sent join the B.E.F on the 16 June 1916. Sadly Bertram was killed in action on 28 October 1916 in the final phase of the Battle of the Somme. He is buried in Benafray Wood Cemetery in France.
Kate and Bertram were both born in Maidstone Kent. Their mother Fanny Marry stayed in South Shields, her death is recorded there in March 1040 aged 80.
Roll of Honour from St. Simon’s Church, Wenlock road, South Shields contains the Name of Bertram Leonard Hughes
Photograph Thanks To John Caffery