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729: Walter Hughes and Lieutenant Hoobs

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posted on 2024-01-12, 10:52 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Lieutenant Hoobs was a First World War pilot, as was the contributor's relative, Walter Hughes. Both served in the Royal Flying Corps at the beginning of the First World War. They served on the Western front and they suffered a serious crash on 6th September 1915, Lt Hoobs may have survived the crash but died shortly after, Hughes himself lived and took with him a small part of the aircraft.

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Name of contributor(s)

Janine Elliott

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Walter Hughes and Lieutenant Hoobs

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

06/09/1915

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Unknown location of the Western Front

Object(s)

Part of an aircraft

Community Collection Day

Our Lady's School, Abingdon (09/03/18)

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