Frederick Godfrey HUGHES VD CB

HUGHES, Frederick Godfrey

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 17 September 1915
Last Rank: Brigadier General
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Brighton, Vic., 26 January 1858
Home Town: St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne Church of England Grammar School
Occupation: Sharebroker
Died: Alma Road, St. Kilda, Vic., 23 August 1944, aged 86 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: St Kilda Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

25 Feb 1915: Involvement Colonel, 3rd Light Horse Brigade HQ
25 Feb 1915: Embarked Colonel, 3rd Light Horse Brigade HQ, HMAT Star of Victoria, Melbourne
17 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brigadier General, SN Officer, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Maj.-Gen. F. G. Hughes
Major-General Frederic Godfrey Hughes, C.B., V.D., who died at his home, Alma-road, St. Kilda, yesterday, 87 years, began his military career in 1875, when he joined the St. Kilda Battery of Field Artillery as a driver. When the Rupertswood battery was established by the late Sir William Clarke he took command with the rank of major. In 1914 he organised the 3rd Light Horse unit, and served with it at Gallipoli in 1915, where he was promoted to the rank of brigadier-general. He was mentioned in despatches, and later invalided home and placed on the retired list. He was a son of Charles William Hughes, of St. Kilda, and educated at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School. He was a member of St. Kilda council for 23 years, and mayor in 1901 and 1912. He took a keen interest in sport, and represented Victoria in inter-state rowing and football contests. He had important city mining and pastoral interests, and was a director of Dunlop Rubber Australia Ltd., and South Broken Hill Pty. Ltd. His wife, who predeceased him, was a daughter of Mr. P. Snodgrass, a former member of the Legislative assembly, and sister of Lady Janet Clarke. The late Canon Hughes was a brother. He is survived bv two sons and two daughters. The funeral, which will be conducted with full military honors, will leave All Saints- Church, St. Kilda, for St. Kilda cemetery at 2 p.m. to-day, following a service conducted by Archdeacon Schofield, at which Archbishop Booth will give an address.