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RE; (Robert ) William Hughes near east & Burma - Any info ?
« on: October 02, 2008, 03:29:56 PM »
Bob Hughes (Dibba) 3527252  1935 to 1946
Private to RSM and down and up again (liked a pint)
HQ Company, 2nd Battallion Manchester Regiment.

My Grandad served via Egypt  in Burma and then escorting Anzacs back down under (POWs) until 1946.
He lead an HMG section.

Anybody know him or anything about his service?

Ta in Advance.

Damian Quinn

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(Robert ) William Hughes near east & Burma - Any info ?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 06:28:49 PM »
Hi Damian and a Warm Welcome to our Forum  ;D

You would be able to obtain his service record from the veterans agency for a fee of £30, as you are next of kin, although you will need a copy of his death certificate.

The details of how to can be found here http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/army.html

Wendi  :)
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Re: RE; (Robert ) William Hughes near east & Burma - Any info ?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008, 08:55:23 PM »
Hi Wendi!
I did know that. My Mother is next of kin. I went to Ashton-u-Lyne library a couple of weeks ago for the 'open day'. I met the Officer, writer of the book on Kohima(sorry, forget his name at the mo, although I do have the book at home). I was looking for any comrades, or relatives of, that may know something.
Cheers!

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008, 09:51:31 PM »
That would have been a member of our Forum: Capt. Robert Bonner Rtd.  I was not able to attend the open day but gather it was well worth the visit!

Much luck with your research

Wendi  :)

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008, 11:47:27 PM »
Ta Wendi. Nice bloke. We had a good talk about Kohima and Admin Box. I'm a miltary historian by the way.

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 08:57:58 AM »
I'm a miltary historian by the way.

More a livelihood than a hobby then  ;D  Do you specialize in a certain field ?

Wendi  :)

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008, 04:31:10 PM »
Not really, i don't do it for a living.  ;D