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Lt Col Edward Malcolm Hughes,unit & how died in Basra 1916?

Jon lee

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Hi all,

Just to complete his biographical details for the regimental history of the Jodhpur lancers (which he served with 1900-1902), would anyone be able to shed any light on how Major or Lt Col Edward Malcolm Hughes, 14th Bengal lancers (Born 1869) died in Basra on 11th September 1916? He could have been attached to another unit at the time, or on the staff. I can't find him on De Ruvigny's roll, or the bond of sacrifice, nor CWG . (The information of his date and place of death comes from probate records). Would someone be kind enough to look him up on the 1915 or 1916 IAL list to see if it mentions an attachment?

many many thanks


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Indian Army Lists are at Kew next to the British Army Lists for anyone who might be there and get time to help.

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Hi Jon,

E.M.Hughes was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire, 1882-1885. His entry shows:

Son of Maj.Gen.T.E.Hughes, R.A.; RMC 1889; XV.; Manchester Regt. 1889.; ISC 1891.; Capt. 1901.; Major 1907.; China 1900-01.; Somaliland F.F. 1903.; Great War 1914-16. Lt.Col. 1915. Died on active service 1916.

I guess he died from disease or some natural cause, but if you contact Wellington College then there is a good chance that they may have a more detailed obituary/biography in their Year Book for 1916.

Hope this helps.


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Thanks to Robert's great idea, I now have the final details of his death - from Wellington college:


HUGHES, Indian Cavalry, died of pneumonia

on September 11th, while on active service.

He was in the Lynedoch 1882-5, a n d went to

the R.M.C. in 1887, where he got his Colours

in the Football Team. He was gazetted to the

Manchester Regiment in 1889, and in the next

year transferred to the Indian Staff Corps.

Captain 1901. Major 1907. He saw active

service in the Miranzai Expedition 1891.

Indian Medal, Samana Clasp, 1893. China

Expedition 1900-01 (Medal). Somaliland F.F.

1903, slightly wounded (Despatches, Medal and


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