Clement Graham Hughes , RAF

There is nothing to substantiate a MM shown in ADRIC register.

1895 Nov 23 Born. Marylebone, London

1901 census at 20, Baker Street, St Marylebone

1911 census. His parents are now running a lodging house, but he is not there.

1915 Oct 5 Landed in France

RAF Service Record

1919 Mar 3. Commissioned on discharge. 549958 Clement Graham Hughes

1921 Jan/Mar . Married Edith Kenny in Eastry, Kent

1921 Feb 16. Joined ADRIC with service no. 1703 and RIC No.82541. Joined M Coy

1921 Jun 19. Thomas Kelleher was killed, and D Wainwright gave evidence at the inquiry. T/Cadet Hughes also gave evidence at inquiry into death

At about 01: 00 hours on June 19th 1921, a cycle patrol under my command was operating in the village of Drumlish, Co. Longford. Section Leader F.W. Osman and Temporary Cadet C.G. Hughes were about 200 yards down the road in order to rouse the occupants of a shop to get a spare part for a bicycle. I heard firing coming from that direction. I went to the scene and found them engaging two men; one of them vanished over a wall and the other lay groaning on the ground. The latter died almost immediately. He was wearing a Sam Browne belt and revolver holster and had in his pocket an egg bomb and a dispatch addressed to the “Police Officer, Longford Brigade”. I subsequently removed the body to the military mortuary at Longford, where it is now lying. I saw a wound in his shoulder, one in his left leg and one over his heart

1922 Jan 19 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Jan/Mar is son Kenneth Graham Hughes was born at 53 Yates Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool. The boy was later a Film Director and Screenwriter. He directed ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and ‘Casino Royale’. Shortly after he was born, the family moved to south-west London

1939 Register. Living at 48 Snaresbrook Drive , Harrow U.D., Middlesex. He is a sales manager with Eugene Lts and living with wife Edith

1978 Apr/Jun Died Harrow, Middlesex

ADRIC