Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George V)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Hughes
Initials:   J.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  P/3356
Notes:   MFP. Awarded the Victory and War Medals. First served abroad (3) Egypt, 5/9/1916 to 7/9/1918. He was born in Cdfn Mawr, enlisted in Cardiff and resided in Porthcawl. Died. Shown as died in Egypt in Soldiers Died. Inscription on gravestone: True patriots all, for be it understood we left our country for our country's good. Info from pension record: John Hughes. 7/9/18 died injuries in Salonika. Single. Particulars of claimant, sister Miss Hannah Dorothy Hughes, 17 Mount Pleasant, Cefn Mawr, Ruabon. 15/9/19 gratuity £32.10 paid. Also:- DEPENDANT'S PENSION. D.1. Hughes, William, No. 6370, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Pte. Hughes, John, MFP, No. P/3356, L/Cpl, Dependant Miss Hannah Dorothy Hughes, 17 Mount Pleasant, Cefn, Mawr, Ruabon, relationship Sister, file DP43 MFP in respect of John passed to Region 5, Wales 13/11/19. Region informed as trace of william 19/1/20, DFJ.35, DEAD, 5/D546. Also:- SB.36.D. 5/D/546. John Huthes, MFP, P/3356, L/Cpl, single, date cause of death 7/8/18, injuries in Salonika. Particulars of claimant Miss, Hannah Dorothy Hughes, 17 Mount Pleasant, Cefn Mawr, nr Ruabon, sister, gratuity £32.10 paid, 15/9/19, awarded 7/6 (22.1) from 18/3/19 to 17/6/19, received 7/6 from 18/6/19 to 17/9/19 gratuity as above paid, pension refused. 23/7/20. John Hughes. War Office Casualty List, 22/10/1918. Died. Military Foot Police. Hughes 3356, L/Cpl J. (Runben). Extract from the Porthcawl News 17 August 1916. PORTHCAWLIAN HOME ON LEAVE. Gunner Jack Hughes, son of Mrs Hughes, of No1 Westbourne Place, who is attached to the 1/1 Glamorgan, RHA, has been on a visit to his mother. The noble warrior has seen active service in Egypt with the 1/1/ Inverness RHA, and could tell us some interesting stories, but he is most modest. his time being up, he re-enlisted in the Military Foot Police, an he has now returned to his unit to do and dare what he can for his country. It is worthy of note that his father, who is an old naval man, is also serving in the interests of his country abroad. Gunner Hughes has been promoted to corporal, and we wish him further success. Extract from the Porthcawl News 19 September 1918. Porthcawlian Killed in Salonika. Mrs James Gould has received a letter from Mrs W Hughes who formerly resided in George Street, Porthcawl, stating that her son, L/Cpl John Hughes, of the Military Foot Police, stationed on Salonica front, has died in a British hospital from the effects of a gunshot wound. "Jack," as he was popularly called, was employed as a plasterer at Porthcawl in peace time. His father Pte. William Hughes, is also with the colours and a present serving at Malta. The last named was at one time in the Navy, and claims to have been on board one of His Majesty's ships at the bombardment of Alexandria. L/Cpl Hughes was a prominent member of the Porthcawl Association F C. Extract from the Porthcawl News 26 September 1918. THE LATE LANCE CORPORAL JOHN HUGHES The following appeared in the "Cefn" North Wales Chronicle:- "We regret to record the death of Lance Corporal John Hughes, Military Foot Police which took place at the 63rd General Hospital, Salonika, on September 7th, aged 24. The deceased soldier was the only son of Pte. Wm. Hughes (plasterer), formerly of Cefn, the family now resided in Porthcawl, South Wales. Lance Corporal Hughes had been on active service over four years. At the outbreak of war he joined the Glamorganshire RHA, subsequently being transferred to the MFP. John was a promising young man, full of life and energy, and will be sadly missed by his many friends at Cefn and Porthcawl (where he had worked as plasterer for ten years). Cefn had a warm place in his heart, where he regularly visited his friends and relatives. His chaplain has written several letters to his mother and sisters, in which he stated that John had died of wounds. He was the of his regiment. Could w have been there at the hour of your death To have caught the sigh of your fleeting breath Your last faint whisper we could have heard And breathed in your ear one loving word Only those who are far can tell The pain in our hearts is not saying "Farewell." And your grave we cannot visit, for it's far across the sea but as long as life and memory lasts we'll always think of thee. We extend our sincere sympathy to the family in their great bereavement, especially with this father, who has been on active service at Gibraltar for over three years.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 7th September 1918
Company: MFP
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