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James Hughes

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Edinburgh, Scotland
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Co. Longford
Census 1901: Possibly residing at 21 North Fort Street, Leith, Scotland, Scothish Census Records
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Army Service Corps
Regiment Number: SS/8826
Date of Death: 17-05-1915
Cause: Died of burn wounds, at Netley Hospital
Memorial: Edinburgh Eastern Cemetery, Scotland

James Hughes was born in Co. Longford 1873. He immigrated to Scotland where he married his wife Margaret (Maggie). He worked as a marons labourer before enlisting for the army in Leith, Scotland.

Pte. Hughes was part of a team that supplied the battalions with food, petrol and lubricants, fuel and light, hospital supplies and disinfectants. They also transported ammunition. It was there job to keep each regiment stocked up on army supplies. 

Private Hughes was injured by petrol fire on the 12 March 1915 and was invalided back to the UK for treatment. He passed away at Netley Hospital, (The Royal Victoria Hospital), in Southampton on 17 May 1915.

Parents Names: Husband of Margaret Dawson*
Notes: *Please note that Margaret Dawson may be her name after remarriage.

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