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Corporal Hugh Hughes

Ancestor Details

Corporal Hugh HughesName of Ancestor: Hugh Llewelyn Hughes

Ancestor's date of birth: 22/09/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 25/05/1949

Cause of Death: Cancer

Service Number: 1691

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: E Squadron 3 NSW Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 24/01/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No details provided

Murray Page: 136

Contingent: 3rd NSWMR

Ship: British Princess Date of Sailing: 22/03/1901

Memorial details: Not provided

Decorations: Decorations stolen

Personal Characteristics: Born in Anglesey, North Wales See mention Page 369 The Australians at the Boer War by R.L. Wallace

Reasons to go and fight: Not Known.

Details of service in war: See letter home below:

Hugh Hughes letter home page 1Hugh Hughes letter home page 2Hugh Hughes letter home page 3Hugh Hughes letter home page 4

Service and life after the Boer War: Owner and operator of general store Condobolin, NSW. Alderman Municipality of Condobolin, NSW, 1908-1919 and 1929-1937. Mayor 1934-1937.  Managed to remain a lifelong batchelor.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Albert John Llewelyn Hughes, Winston Hills NSW

Relationship to Ancestor: Great Nephew

Albert Hughes

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