John Frederick HUGHES

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Harness Maker
Enlisted
09-March-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
23
Status
Single
Service No
30110
Rank
Gunner
Unit
9th Field Artillery Brigade, 6th Reinforcements
Embarked
09-November-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
02-August-1917
Place
Warneton, Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial
Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

Brother of 6984 Private Walter Evan Hughes.

 

John Hughes spent two months in England in artillery training before landing in France in March 1916 where he transferred to the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 6th Battery. In Belgium on 1 August 1917 he was wounded in action at Warneton and died the next day at the 32nd Casualty Clearing Station.