DriverHUGHES, JOSEPH

Service Number T/14858103

Died 23/03/1946

Aged 19

Royal Army Service Corps

G C

Citation

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.

Buried at HONG KONG CEMETERY

Location: China, (including Hong Kong)
Number of casualties: 148

Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. 16D. 10265.

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