David Keith HUGHES


HUGHES, David Keith

Service Number: 144737
Enlisted: 22 September 1943
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: RAAF Ground Training Units
Born: Geelong, Victoria, 22 September 1925
Home Town: Geelong West, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Ground Accident), Gove, Northern Territory, Gove, Northern Territory, Australia, 22 March 1945, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
C.B.6., Adelaide River War Cemetery, Adelaide River, Northern Territory, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

22 Sep 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 144737, RAAF Ground Training Units
22 Sep 1943: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 144737
22 Mar 1945: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, SN 144737, Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of David and Ada Hughes of Geelong, Victoria

Leading Aircraftman David Keith Hughes 144737 of Number 56 Operational Base Unit died from an accidental Thompson SMG gunshot wound while on duty at the HF/DF station at Gove, NT