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The ceremony honoring the executed British nurse Edith Cavell was held in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 1919. In 1915, Cavell had been arrested by the Germans and accused of helping British and French war prisoners escape to Holland. She admitted she was guilty as charged. On October 12, 1915, she was executed by a firing squad. After the war ended her body was exhumed and repatriated to Britain where she was re-buried in Norwich Cathedral. Captain Hughes and much of the Army of Occupation was in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 1919, when the ceremony was held. 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: 1919

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Item Number: 314779
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 246A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314779

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