George Thomas Hughes

First Name: 
George
Middle Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Hughes
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth (nee Chicken)
Father's Name: 
Joseph Hughes
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, August 26, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Company: 
H Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 14, 1915
Place of Death: 
Lone Pine Gallipoli
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

George Hughes (Service No 862) was born in Gosford, NSW about 1887. When he enlisted he was a single 27 year old railway porter from Corrimal, NSW.

He embarked on HMAT A23 Suffock on 18th October 1914 with H Company, 2nd Battalion and after training in Egypt he sailed for Gallipoli. George survived the early fighting but died a year later in the Lone Pine battle.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HUGHES G T 862

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