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George Pryce Hughes

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant George Pryce Hughes

July 11, 1942
Near Rejsby, Denmark

Military Service


Service Number:

J/4819

Age:

29

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

105 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Mentioned in despatches 13 June, Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 26 February 1947.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Born:

October 24, 1912
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Enlistment:

October 14, 1940
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of late George Davies and Hope Julia (née Murray) Hughes, of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cousin of Pilot Officer Richard Pryce Hughes, Royal Canadian Air Force attached to the 10 (RAF) Squadron, killed in action on 15 April 1942.

Commemorated on Page 83 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

AIII. 11. 19.

Location:

Esbjerg is a port in south-western Jutland. ESBJERG (FOURFELT) CEMETERY is about 3 kilometres to the north of the town, off the road to Hjerting, along the Gravlundvej.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flight Lieutenant George Pryce Hughes is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Lieutenant George Pryce Hughes is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of George Pryce Hughes– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Temporary grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Report (1)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Report (2)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter (1)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter (1)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of George Pryce Hughes– George Hughes in England some months ago of his death.

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