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James Hughes

Rank: Private
Street: 2 St. Mel's Road
Townland:
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Country:
Alternative Address: Sandy Row, Longford & Little Water Street, Longford
Census 1901: Sandy Row, Longford
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Longford_No__1_Urban/Sandy_Row/1556106/
Census 1911: Little Water Street, Longford
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Longford/Longford_No__1_Urban/Littlewater_Street/651416/
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
Memorial:
Information: 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 2916. 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: http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/olive/apa/ina.edu/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=LOL%2F1960%2F09%2F17&id=Ar00215&sk=F9E972A7 and http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/olive/apa/ina.edu/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=LOL%2F1961%2F09%2F16&id=Ar00618&sk=E591314F 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: http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/olive/apa/ina.edu/SharedView.Article.aspx?href=LOL%2F1937%2F03%2F27&id=Ar00800&sk=028739FA
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