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James R. Hughes is shown in this photograph. He is the oldest son of James Clark and Mabel Hughes. He was born December 28, 1911, in Potwin (Topeka), Kansas. This photo was taken at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, April 21, 1918. This was just prior to Captain James C. Hughes' departure for Europe, May, 1918. Captain Hughes was a member of 130th Field Artillery and participating in the School of Fire at Fort Sill. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: April 21, 1918

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Item Number: 314991
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 387
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314991

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