Margaret was born in 1873 and lived at 1 Post Office Buildings, Church Street. She married Postman Oliver Hughes (b. 1874) at some point.
Mrs Hughes was enrolled on the Shropshire Reserves VAD on 3/4/1917 and selected as storekeeper on 18/6/17. She worked at Ardmillan Auxiliary Hospital as a storekeeper for three months on a 2 day a week basis. From 1/2/1918 to 1/9/1918 she was transferred to Fusehill War Hospital, Carlisle. Mrs Hughes was then briefly transferred to Chester Military Hospital where she worked from 10/10/1918 to 16/12/1918.
Unfortunately, it was reported that Mrs Hughes’ character and work were “very unsatisfactory” and so she was rejected for any further employment in the VAD.
In 1939 Mrs Hughes was living at 3 Castle St. with her husband, who had retired by that time.
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