Patrick Hughes was the son of Michael and Matilda Hughes. Patrick Hughes was born in Stewartstown. He was one of eight children. By 1901, the family had moved to Belfast. Both Patrick and his father were labourers. Rifleman Patrick Hughes was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he died in France on the Saturday 6th July 1918.
Bertenacre Military Cemetery is situated half way between the villages of Eeke and Godewaersvelde, which are 10 kilometres north-east of Hazebrouck in the department of the Nord. From Eeke, take the D139 and head east. Once over the motorway, which is some 2 kilometres from the village, turn immediately right onto the track leading to Bertenacre Military Cemetery.