Hugh was born on April 17, 1881 in Renfrew, Ontario. He served in the Boer War and afterward traveled to New Zealand, where he met and married his wife Florence Ann Bennett. They came west to Hythe in 1914 with Hugh’s brother Percy and uncle Frank Biggs. He filed on NE 30-73-10-W6 in 1915. Hugh was an engineer during the First World War, and also went overseas during the Second World War to serve in England’s Home Guard. Hugh died in Hythe in July of 1959.
Sources: Pioneer Round Up p. 187-188