HUGHES, John Stanley
(Service number 15904)

Aliases Jack
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 13 June 1894 Place of Birth Waitohi Flat, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waitohi, Geraldine
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Miss Ethel HUGHES (sister), 115 Brougham Street, Wellington; 313 Cuba Street, Wellington
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 6th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Farmer, farm manager


Date 19 November 1973 Age 79 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 957
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John Stanley Hughes, known as Jack, was born on 13 June 1894 at Waitohi Flat, the fourth son of James and Catherine (née Lennie) Hughes. His mother died in1904 and his father in 1908. Jack was a farmer at Waitohi when he enlisted. On 5 April 1916, the South Canterbury quota for the 15th Reinforcements left by the express for the military camps, the Infantry – including J. H. Hughes, Waitohi - proceeding to Trentham. Before departing Timaru, the men were entertained by the Ladies’ Patriotic Committee at luncheon in the Stafford Tea Rooms. Falling in at the Drill Shed at 3pm, they were addressed by the Mayor, Mr Craigie, M.P., and the Rev. Dean Tubman. The 2nd South Canterbury Regimental Band was in attendance, and the High School Cadets and the Honorary Territorials formed a cordon at the railway station. His brother, Thomas Livingstone Hughes, a cowboy at Clandeboye, was called up in 1918.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [07 August 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [07 August 2020]; Ashburton Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Timaru District Council) [08 August 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 April 1916 (Papers Past) [03 August 2020]

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