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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 363

Three: Lance-Corporal A. C. Hughes, late Private and Bandsman, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

1914 Star, with copy bar (8715 Bndsmn: A. C. Hughes, 2/Notts:& Derby: R); British War and Victory Medals (3715 Pte. A. C. Hughes. Notts.& Derby. R.), nearly very fine (3)

Arthur Clarence Hughes arrived in France with the 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters on 8 September 1914 and quickly saw action on the Aisne.

He was one of a small number of 2nd Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire 'Old Contemptibles' to survive the war, the Regiment experiencing significant casualties at Neuve Chapelle and Loos in 1915, closely followed by the Battle of the Somme in 1916, where men of the 2nd Battalion were in action against the Quadrilateral from 13-17 September. In that one month alone, 654 became casualties from this single Battalion; Hughes was discharged on 19 March 1916; copied MIC refers.

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