Service Numbers: 1397, 1397A
Enlisted: 5 June 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: Llanring, Wales, April 1890
Home Town: Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Hit by shell during attack, Belgium, 12 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 25), Belgium, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kurri Kurri War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

5 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1397, Light Trench Mortar Batteries
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 1397, Light Trench Mortar Batteries, Third Ypres
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 1397, Light Trench Mortar Batteries, HMAT Ascanius, Sydney
30 Jul 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 35th Infantry Battalion
12 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, 1397A, 35th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Hugh and Jane HUGHES; husband of Mary HUGHES, Brynllely, Carmel, Groeslon, Carnarvonshire, Wales

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Philippe Clerbout and John Gillam

1397A Private Hugh Hughes - WW1

1397 Private H. Hughes of the 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery. Hughes, a 26 year old miner from Carmel, Carnarvonshire, Wales, UK, enlisted in the AIF at Kurri Kurri, NSW, on 5 June 1916. He was killed in action by artillery fire on 12 October 1917 serving on the Western Front in the 35th Infantry Battalion AIF during the second battle of Passchendaele.