Leonard Mann HUGHES

HUGHES, Leonard Mann

Service Number: 3403
Enlisted: 21 November 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brighton, South Australia, November 1898
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: St Peter's college
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Shooting Accident , Mingary, South Australia, Australia, 1961
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

21 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3403, 48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Wounded SN 3403, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Adelaide Botanic High School

Leonard Mann Hughes was born November 1898.  Before enlisting Leonard was a station hand. Leonard Mann Hughes's father is John Bristow Hughes, and his mother is Edith Mary Hughes. Leonard was the brother of 3 siblings, Wilfred John Mann Hughes, Marjorie Mann Hughes, and Percival Mann Hughes. He attended St Peter's College and did 2 years in Senior Cadets for the military.

Leonard Mann Hughes was part of the 9th/48th infantry Battalion and enlisted on the 21 of November in 1916. When enlisting he was 18 years old and 6 and a 1/4 inches tall. He was on the 2nd Deport of the 48th battalion A.I.F and embarked on 10/2/17 on the boat Seang Bee to Plymouth Dock or modern-day Devonport in the country Devon.

On the 5/4/1918 he was considered a prisoner of war. 

After the war he returned home back to Australia and live on until 1961. After the war Leonard Mann Hughes got married twice. His first wife was Hilda Jean Hughes, and his second was Isla Edna Hughes. He was the father of 5 children, After the war he worked on a farm as an animal grazier. He died from a shooting accident and was buried at Broken Hill Cemetery in NSW.