AWM P04020.001

A man  in military uniform.

Illuminated portrait of Private Joseph Hughes, 36th Battalion AIF, who enlisted in the AIF on 12 July 1916 and embarked for overseas on the troopship Borda at Sydney on 17 October 1916. He joined his battalion in France in April 1917 and was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 1917. Hughes’ body was never identified for burial and his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial. His brother, Sapper Robert Hughes, 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, died of wounds in Belgium on 28 May 1917. (AWM P04020.001)

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