5/01/1915-  Completed Application for Enlistment & Medical Examination Perth WA & Allotted to  Depot Company then to 2nd Reinforcements 16th Battalion Blackboy Hill Camp WA as Private
22/02/1915- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard “Itonus” bound for Egypt
17/03/1915- Disembarked Alexandria to Overseas Training Base
12/04/1915- Embarked Alexandria Egypt with Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces bound for Gallipoli Peninsula
7/05/1915- Taken on Strength 16th Battalion in the field Gallipoli
8/08/1915- KILLED  IN  ACTION  Gallipoli ( Court of Enquiry Serapeum Egypt 11/05/1916 )

 

AUTHOR  NOTE – Private Hughes also had 12 years experience with British Royal Marines prior to coming to Australia, including service in INDIA.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

1914/15 Star Medal No. 14878

British War Medal No. 8075

Victory Medal No. 8035

Memorial Plaque/Scroll No. 309812.

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Perth War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT Panel No. 79

Lone Pine War Memorial Gallipoli Turkey Panel No. 53.