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Jack Hughes

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  1. I was born in Clapton, London on 11th March, 1920. In 1940 I was called up to join the British Army for military training. The following year I was sent to Egypt to take part in the Desert War. I was at Tobruk and El Alamein where I was wounded in the arm and was hospitalized in Alexandria. I returned to duty and took part in Operation Lightfoot and Operation Supercharge. I was also involved in the capture of Tunisia in on 11th May, 1943 and fought in Italy in 1944. I left the army in August 1945.
  2. Jack Hughes was born in Clapton, London on 11th March, 1920. The eldest son of Thomas Griffiths Hughes, a haberdasher's assistant from Aberystwyth, and Elizabeth Ellen Hughes a lady's maid from Bethnal Green. The couple also had two other children, Muriel Hughes and Stella Hughes. He went to school in Clapton and Stoke Newington before leaving at the age of fourteen to work as a warehouseman and trainee salesman in London. In 1940 he was called up to join the British Army for military training. The following year he was sent to Egypt to take part in the Desert War. He was at Tobruk but go
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