HUGHES, Thomas
(Service number 78569)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 20 May 1897 Place of Birth Napier

Enlistment Information

Date 10 September 1917 Age 20 years
Address at Enlistment Kingsdown
Occupation Dairy farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs Polly HUGHES (mother), Kingsdown, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Date 18 August 1940 Age 43 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 95, Plot 196
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Thomas Hughes was the son of Shepherd and Mary (Polly, née Taylor) Hughes. He was educated at Timaru South and Kingsdown schools. Trooper T. Hughes returned to New Zealand from Egypt per the troopship “Ellenga”, embarking at Suez on 23 July 1919 and arriving in late August.His name at death was Thomas Shepperd Hughes.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 April 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [April 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [07 April 2020]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [07 April 2020]; Sun, 16 August 1919 (Papers Past) [04 April 2020]

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