Service Number T/14858103
Royal Army Service Corps
The citation in the London gazette for 26th June 1947, gives the following details
"The King has been graciously pleased to approve the posthumous award of the George Cross, in recognition of most conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner."
Dvr. Hughes was driving a three ton lorry full of ammunition and explosives into the Lyemun Barracks, Hong Kong, when he noticed the load was on fire. Instead of running for safety he did everything possible to put out the fire and shouted to warn all others to clear the area. He was killed when the whole load exploded but he had saved many lives with his warnings.
Grave Registration Reports (GRRs) are standard forms which detail graves for which the Commission is responsible within a particular burial ground. They provide basic details of the individuals, such as name, service number, rank, regiment, unit and date of death, and are listed in Plot, Row and Grave order.
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