|Place of birth||Kumburra, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Fremantle PO, Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, James Hughes, Coombe Street, Collie, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served in the 86th Bn, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 18 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 16 February 1916.
Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn, 16 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.
Admitted to No 2 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 17 July 1916 (tonsillitis); transferred to 20th General Hospital, 22 July 1916; to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, from hospital,24 July 1916; rejoined Bn, 25 August 1916.
Found guilty, 28 January 1917,of being absent without leave from midnight,25 January, to 9 am, 26 January 1917: awarded 2 days? Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 1day?s pay.
Wounded in action, 28 September 1917; remained at duty.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance,14 June 1918 (influenza); transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance train, 17 June 1918, and admitted to 9th US General Hospital, Rouen, 18 June 1918. Transferred to England, 19 June 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Woking, 20 June 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield,11 July 1918. Discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 July 1918.
Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 September 1918. Found guilty, 28 October 1918, of being absent without leave from 2359, 24 October, to 1300, 25 October 1918: awarded forfeiture of 1 day?s pay; forfeited total of 2 days? pay. Found guilty, 5 January 1919, of overstaying leave from 2359, 31 December 1918, to 2200, 3 January 1919: awarded 6 days? Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 9 days? pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT ?Ceramic?, 25 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 3 March 1919; discharged, Perth, 30 April 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Cremated: ashes placed in wife's grave, Collie Cemetery, Western Australia.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HUGHES John Thomas|