HUGHES, Joseph Wilfred

Rank: 
Lance Sergeant (later Second Lieutenant)
Unit/Base: 
9 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Engineers
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2002542
288589
Born: 
Friday, August 3, 1917
Died : 
Monday, September 15, 2003
Lance Sergeant Joseph Hughes was one of the Commando contingent embarked on board Motor Launch ML 443 for Operation Chariot, the raid at St. Nazaire 28 March 1942. Returned to the UK and rejoined No.9 Commando. Left the Commando May 1943 on selection for Officer Training. Post war member of the Commando Association residing Cambridge.
Service
16-02-1940 enlisted Royal Engineers.
27-04-1940 No.7 Independent Company.
14-06-1940 No.11 Independent Company.
28-07-1940 No.7 Independent Company.
18-11-1940  2 Special Service Battalion.
11-03-1941 No.9 Commando.
28-10-1942 embarked overseas No.9 Commando.
15-03-1943 disembarked UK No.9 Commando.
18-05-1943 to 148 Training Brigade (OCTU).
30-07-1943 discharged from Royal Engineers.
31-07-1943 Emergency Commission, Second Lieutenant, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
 
Sources
Royal Engineers Personnel Cards.
London Gazette 36210, page 4554.
St Nazaire Society.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 118 (Feb. 2004).
Registers of Deaths Sept. 2003, Cambridge District, Register No. D61C, entry 290.
 

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