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James Hughes

Rank: Private
Street: 2 St. Mel's Road
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address: Sandy Row, Longford & Little Water Street, Longford
Census 1901: Sandy Row, Longford
Census 1911: Little Water Street, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Machine Gun Corps, 60th Battalion & 7th Depot Company/ [Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion]
Regiment Number: 31420/ [4130 & 4/11130]
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

James Hughes was born 1897 in Longford. Prior to enlistment in June 1915, he was working as a coach painter. His father, also called James, was a blacksmith. Private Hughes initially enlisted in the Connaught Rangers, and was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in April 1916. He transferred to Alexandria, Egypt, served in the Eastern Front prior to being discharged on medical grounds at the end of the war in March 1919.

Parents Names: Son of James Hughes and Annie (née Phillips), Longford
Notes: Private Hughes was dangerously ill with typhus (distinct from typhoid fever) at Alexandria in February 1918, but recovered. It appears that he died in September 1960: and Annie Hughes died in March 1933. It is likely that James was a relation of Mr. Joseph Hughes, who was with the Irish Brigade during the Spanish Civil War, along with Mr. J. Burbidge of Main Street:

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