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Able Seaman Michael Hughes

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve `Howe Battalion ` Royal Naval Division
Service No: Clyde Z / 6781

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Family Information

Son of James and Mary Ann McLean Hughes. Michael had 4 brothers also serving. His older brother Able Seaman Francis Hughes of the Hawke Battalion, RNVR Died of Wounds on the 22/04/1917, a day before he died (see index). They both fell at the start of the Battle of Arras and are both listed on the Arras Memorial. Michaels other brothers serving were Sergeant John Hughes of the Highland Light Infantry, Sapper William Hughes of the Royal Engineers and Private Andrew Hughes of the Cyclist Corps. At the time of Francis and Michaels deaths, Andrew and 1 other brother lay wounded in Malta.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 31 Buchanan St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 23/04/1917 at Arras

Enlisted

Glasgow 23/10/1915

Employed

Iron Worker in the Horse Shoe Works

Age

21 / DOB - 28/01/1896

Buried / Remembered

Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The MEMORIAL commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.

Additional Information

Michaels records state - Enlisted 23/101915 - Draft for MEF 16/02/1916 Joined Howe Battalion - 19/04/1916 till 11/10/1916, Pyrexia (fever). Rejoined Howe Battalion 26/11/1916 till time of death. In October he and his brother Francis enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve but were posted to the Infantry Division made up of excess Naval recruits. Michael and his 4 brothers are remembered in the St Augustines Parish (book) and St Patricks Church Rolls of Honour .

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