Born: 21 February 1879
Family: The first son of Thomas and Elizabeth Beeks of Higher Wych Smithey, Wigland Grove, Wigland, Cheshire. Hugh married Edith Frances Moore on the 12 April 1909 and together they had 2 children – Charles H and Gweneth E.
Civilian Occupation: Hugh was a farrier by trade.
Residence: The 1911 Census and 1939 Register show the family living at 26 Maxwell Street, Crewe.
Died: 9 February 1962 aged 82
Regiment: Royal Horse Guards (Household Battalion)
Rank: Corporal of Horse
Service Number: 2327 (1106)
Date of Enlistment: 6 January 1915
Date of Discharge: 10 May 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation