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Hughes, George Pryce (1912-1942)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: George Pryce Hughes (1912-1942), born in Buenos Aires on 24 October 1912, son of George Davies Hughes and Hope Julia Hughes, of 456 Cangallo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Attended Charters Towers School, East Grinstead, Sussex.

 

Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1926-July 1930; Class Leader; Lance-Corporal in OTC; XXX Blazer.

 

Estanciero and livestock trader in Argentina.

 

WW2, Flight-Lieutenant, 105 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force. Enlisted on 14 October 1940 at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Awarded the 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.

 

Killed in action at Fourfeld, near Rejsby, Denmark, on 11 July 1942, aged 29.

 

Commemorated at:

Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery, Denmark, AIII. 11. 19. Inscription on his headstone: ‘TILL THE DAY BREAKS AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY. MUMS’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2271036/HUGHES,%20GEO...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour.

 

Obituary, 'The Shirburnian', December 1944: 'George Pryce Hughes, Acting Flight-Lieutenant, R.C.A.F., was reported missing, presumed killed in action, in July 1942. On leaving School, he returned to the Argentine. On the outbreak of war he joined the R.C.A.F., and after training in Canada, was posted to a squadron in this country.'

 

For further information visit the Canadian Virtual War Memorial: www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-vir...

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