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Old 29-10-19, 09:17 PM
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My second cousin Reginald Hughes who was with The Duke of Cornwall's light infantry ( he was killed in Germany, 15th April 1945 aged 22 )
Here he is in his uniform
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Old 30-10-19, 07:32 AM
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First Name:
R
Surname:
Hughes
Date of Action:
15/04/1945
Fate:
Killed in action
Incident Details:
Reported to the War Office Casualty Branch for the 24 hours ended 09:00.
Incident Date:
01/05/1945
Information:
Casualty List No. 1745.
Rank:
Private
Service Number:
5445026
Duty Location:
Italy
Service:
British Army
Regiment:
Duke Of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Battalion:
5th Battalion

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Old 30-10-19, 09:49 AM
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The photo is probably 1939-40 as he wears the old pattern tunic and cap that were replaced in 1939-40 but a 1938 pattern webbing belt.
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Thank you both for the info ..
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The photo is probably 1939-40 as he wears the old pattern tunic and cap that were replaced in 1939-40 but a 1938 pattern webbing belt.
I have the greatest respect for your knowledge AlanO and mean no offence, but for the sake of correctness the belt comes from 1937 pattern web equipment rather than 1938.
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You are right I was thinking of the 58 pattern belt.
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You are right I was thinking of the 58 pattern belt.
Yes I had thought that. In your defence it is an extremely easy and common mistake to make.
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