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James Clark Hughes worked for the Topeka Telephone company between 1907 and 1917 all the time serving in the Kansas National Guard. Hughes is at the far left. He is posing with his friends in front of the telephone company building at 812 Jackson, Topeka. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. During the latter conflict, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1917

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Item Number: 314455
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 15
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314455

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