Ivor Wynne Hughes

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Apprentice Fitter.

With a name like his, it is fairly easy to find the right person.

He was born in 1898 in Anglesey.

In 1911 he was still at school and living at Pen y Bryn, Tanygrisiau.

By 1913 he was in the companies employ. He joined as a premium apprentice on 5th December 1914. He left the FR as a junior fitter on 18th May 1918. He was in the Royal Engineers No. 206160. On 17th August 1922 he left Liverpool for New York on board Scythia. He died there in 1951.[1]

Census Entry for 1911[edit]

An entry has been found for this person at Pen y Bryn, Tanygrisiau
where the year of birth is recorded as: 1898 in angelsey

Ivor Wynne Hughes is possibly the person in the photo known as Boyd26H. (click here to see) This photo is labelled "A Group taken in the Works Yard before the First War". It is believed to be around 1913. It is not all staff from the yard at that time. There was a list attached to the original which declares who the people are. This person is believed to be in the fourth row from the back and the fifth person from the left handside.


  1. ^ Alexander, J(2017) Ffestiniog Railway Heritage Group Journal No. 131 Autumn 2017, Festiniog Railway - Military Matters, page 25.