5/10/1915- To 32 Depot as Private
1/02/1915- To 16th Battalion 13th Reinforcements
26/02/1916- Joined Base Details 16th Battalion Zeitoun Egypt
2/04/1916- Transferred 48th Battalion in the field Serapeum Egypt
6/08/1916- Wounded in Action France ( Gunshot Wound left Arm & Hand )
8/08/1916- Admitted 4th General Hospital Camiers France
12/08/1916- Evacuated/Admitted Ontario Military Hospital Orbington Kent England
26/10/1916- Admitted Red Cross Hospital Aberystwyth Wales ( Whilst on Leave ) ex No. 1 Command Depot Weymouth England
4/01/1917- Admitted 1st Australian Divisionl Hospital Bulford England ( Sickness )
17/02/1917- Discharged to Draft Depot Perham Downs England ex Sickness
28/02/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone ex Perham Downs
6/03/1917- Rejoined Battalion in the field France
11/04/1917- Reported  MISSING  IN  ACTION  France
11/04/1917- Reported Captured Reincourt France & Taken PRISONER  OF  WAR– Interred Limburg Camp
30/12/1918- Repatriated Prisoner of War- Arrived Ripon England
3/02/1919- Granted Leave England
27/03/1919- Discharged from Service & Demobilized London England

 

PRISONER  OF  WAR – RED  CROSS  FILES  SUMMARY

 

16/05/1917- London- Quotation from letter written to the Soldier’s Mother by O.C. 48th Battalion A.I.F – ” Pte. HUGHES, John Arthur, 4293-  Reported Missing 11/04/1917-  Your son was in the engagement on the 11th of April when we attacked and broke through the Hindenburg Line.  He was seen by some of the men up to the time we were  forced to retire. The Germans outnumbered us and held strong position on the flanks. Your son did not return.  It is possible that he may be a prisoner , as the Germans captured a good number of the Australians engaged.  He is posted as missing .  I very much regret that I am unable to give you better news of him.  We lost many brave officers and men.  I lost my own Brother and Nephew , killed, so I can feel for you in your sorrow.  I hope he may prove to be a Prisoner “.

 

31/07/1917- London – From German List dated 23/06/1917- ” Missing 11/04/1917- Prisoner of War- Captured Reincourt 11/04/1917-  Interred Limburg “.

 

31/10/1917- London – Letter from Mrs. Hughes ( Mother ) dated 25/10/1917- ” Prisoner  of  War-  Transferred Frierichsfeld “.

 

3/01/1919- London- Certified by Information from A.I.F Headquarters 2/01/1919- ” Repatriated  Prisoner  of  War-  Arrived  Ripon  30/12/1918 “.