Arthur Gordon Hagues was born1893 in Brant Broughton. His parents were John and Sarah Robinson (nee Winter) Hagues. In 1901 they were living at Malt Kiln Lane, Brant Broughton where John was working as a maltster’s labourer. Their children were:
- William Edward 1888-1965
- Walter Leslie 1891-1972
- Arthur Gordon 1894-
- Edith Mary 1897-
After John died Sarah married John Parks in 1905. In 1911 they were living in Old Basford, Nottingham, where John was a tramway motor man. William and Edith were with them, as well as 2 of John Parks’ children from his previous marriage. William was working for the Nottingham City Police (he qualified as a PC the following year). Meanwhile Walter was in Caythorpe, working as a footman for the Royds family at Holy Cross.
William married Florence Jane Copeland from Potterhanworth in 1916. During the Great War he served with the Royal Garrison Artillery.
Arthur was a regular soldier before the Great War. He served in the Grenadier Guards and then the Life Guards. When the war broke out in August 1914 they were based in Hyde Park.
One of the squadrons was quickly detached to help form the Household Cavalry Composite Regiment, which moved to France with 4th Cavalry Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division and saw action at Mons, the Marne, and then the first Battle of Ypres
Arthur was killed at Ypres on 30 October 1914. He has no known grave and his name is on the Menin Gate in Ypres.