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SS/6769   Able Seaman James Hughes
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/05/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Walrus, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 10/07/1896
Died: 10/10/1918 (Died at Sea)
Age: 22
James Hughes was the son of John and Rose Ann Hughes. James was born on 10th July 1896 in Moy, County Tyrone. The family lived in Anagasna Glebe, Moy, Tyrone. James was one of 12 children. Able Seaman James Hughes was serving with the Royal Navy on H.M.S. Walrus. James Hughes was returning from leave on board RMS Leinster when was he was killed on 10th October 1918. He was 21 years old. Just a month before the war ended, the R.M.S. Leinster was torpedoed by German Submarine UB 123, having just left Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire). 501 of the 771 people on board died.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
  Plymouth, Devon, 
Grave Ref: Panel 27
CWGC Casualty 3046252
The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House.
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1 1901 Census lists Hughes family Lists James as age 4 living with the family at house1 in Anagasna Glebe, Moy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Hughes family Lists James as age 13 living with the family at house 11 in Anagasna Glebe, Moy, Tyrone
3 Civilian Eileen Campbell Also died on RMS Leinster
4 Cookstown War Dead Lieutenant George R C Campbell of Moneymore, RMS Leinster casualty
5 Death in the Irish Sea (book) The circumstances relating to Ireland's greatest maritime disaster
6 Photo of Able Seaman James Hughes' inscription
7 Imperial War Museum Photo of HMS Walrus
8 National Archives UK Naval Medal Card can be purchased here
9 Naval Casualties Full details of James Hughes
10 Naval History - lists naval casualties Lists those Royal Navy Personnel killed on board RMS Leinster
11 Official site of the R.M.S. Leinster Full details of the sinking and commemorations
12 Private George Lutton Private Lutton, also from Moy, perished on board RMS Leinster
13 RMS Leinster Lists James Cassidy as being on board RMS Leinster
14 Torpedoed: the RMS Leinster disaster (book) Book available from Amazon.
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