Hugh Leonard McHugh - A Canadian Soldier
Lance Sergeant McHugh was the son of George R. and Ella G. McHugh ,husband of Alice B. McHugh. He lived in St George, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick Canada prior to joining the Regiment.
Hugh quit school at the age of 15 and went to work as a chocolate maker at the Ganong Brothers Chocolate Factory in St Stephen for 4 years. He enlisted on August 6th ,1940 in Sussex New Brunswick. He trained in Camp Borden Ontario and was granted his class 3 motor transport drivers license.
Hugh then travelled to England where he took driving instruction and completed an anti-aircraft course. He continued training for two years , and served in Italy. He died on January 3rd, 1945 at the age of 31. Lest We Forget.
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The 8th Hussar Museum, Sussex New Brunswick has received the Silver Cross that would have been given to a next of Kin of Hugh McHugh's after his death. The silver cross is awarded to mothers and widows (next of kin) of Canadian soldiers who died on active duty or whose death was consequently attributed to such duty.
Thanks to Belleisle Regional High School Program
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