HUGHES, Desmond Anthony

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Welch Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5187537
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal Desmond Hughes was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 37484, page 1170.
National Archives file WO 373/104/87.
 
Notes
In his book Commando - Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2, the author Brig. John Durnford-Slater records the action for this award to be during their operations at Sicily in 1943.  He records Desmond Hughes as being a Corporal, as does the National Archives file. The LG entry shows rank as Private.
 

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