HUGHES, William Nichol

Rank: 
Guardsman
Unit / Base: 
'Commando Basic Training Centre'
Regiment/Corps: 
Scots Guards
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2698261
Died : 
Sunday, October 4, 1942
Died on war service
Died in the UK
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Guardsman William Hughes was found dead at 3pm on 27 October 1942 in Loch Lochy at Bunarkaig, 25 yards West of the boathouse. He had been reported missing on 4 October 1942. His death is recorded as by drowning and he was seen after death by Capt. J.E. Symondson, the Medical Officer at the Commando Depot, and the informant was an officer from the Commando Depot, Achnacarry. 
LCpl. Norman Drew, Scots Guards, also died by drowning on this date and at this location [see Linked Content below].
 
Sources 
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/52 and WO417/53.
Register of Deaths in the district of Kilmallie.
CVA Gallery list of Courses at the CBTC
 
Notes
From the 5th-17th October 1942 a Scots Guards detachment of 8 Officers and 138 OR's attended a course at the CBTC. Elements of the 24th Guards Brigade attended four different Courses between May and October 1942 likely in preparation for forthcoming operations in North Africa. Service in a Commando is not established.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
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