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Thedford Thomas Hughes

Lamer Lynell Hughes

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Thedford Thomas Hughes

Lamer Lynell Hughes

Thedford Thomas Hughes, called Ted, was born on April 1, 1922, at Affinity in Raleigh County to Robert T. and Louisa Massey Hughes. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School and later worked for the Pemberton Coal and Coke Company.

Hughes entered the military in October 1942 and underwent basic training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Before being shipped overseas in March 1944, he married Lillian Cox in Raleigh County on March 13, 1943. A member of the 322nd Field Artillery Battalion, 83rd Division, Hughes was stationed in England prior to the June 1944 D-Day invasion and later served in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany. On February 12, 1945, Cpl. Hughes was killed in the Netherlands.

Thedford Thomas Hughes was buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten. He was survived by his wife, father, and six brothers and sisters, his younger brother Lamer having been killed action in 1944.
Hughes grave marker
Grave marker for Thedford Hughes,
Netherlands American Cemetery
Courtesy Kenneth Napier

Lamer Lynell Hughes, younger brother of Thedford Hughes, was born on May 20, 1925, at Affinity to Robert T. and Louisa Massey Hughes. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School and was employed at the Lillybrook Coal Company store at Affinity before entering the military in August 1943.

Lamer Hughes underwent training at Camp Adair, Oregon. Assigned to the 362nd Infantry, 91st Division, he was sent overseas to North Africa in early 1944 and later went to Italy. The 362nd participated in the Arno River Campaign in July and moved north through Italy in September. Pfc. Hughes was killed in action on September 23, 1944.

Lamer Lynell Hughes was buried at the Florence American Cemetery in Italy.
Florence American Cemetery
Florence American Cemetery
Courtesy American Battle Monuments Commission

Photos of Thedford and Lamer Hughes from Bucilla Angle (sister)



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