This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 20653
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 03.05.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Arras Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 5
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 8 Pole Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Mill Worker, Miln St Mill, Dundee
Ann Hughes, 100 Brook St, Dundee
Charles, Peter & 1 other brother (name unknown)
Millicent Hughes, 8 Pole St, Dundee
More about James Hughes
James has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
James Hughes 20653 Royal Scots Fusiliers
DUNDEE FAMILY’S SECOND LOSS.
Pte. Jas Hughes, Royal Scots Fusiliers has been killed in action. His wife, who resides at 8 Pole Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that he fell on 3rd May. Deceased, who was 22 years of age, enlisted in December, 1915, and had been in the trenches about a year. Previous to enlistment he was a millworker in Miln Street Mill.
Two brothers of Pte. Hughes are at present at the front, one of them, a lad of 18, being in the K.O.S.B. and the other in the Scottish Rifles, while only last week official intimation was received of the death of another brother, also in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was reported missing about ten months ago.
James was the brother of Pte Peter Hughes, 22877, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was killed in action 30.07.1916.
Dundee Courier 28th May 1917
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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