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Otto William HUGHES

Otto William HUGHES

Male 1896 - 1970  (73 years)

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  • Name Otto William HUGHES  [1
    Born 2 Jun 1896  Meningie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Kerryl has Otto born in Meningie SA whereas Tom has him born in Albert Hill SA.
    • Ancestry also reports birth at Meningie SA on 2 Jun 1898. Also Full war service details offered in Ancestry and align with current entry. Location of birth:Entry altered by Researcher Lorna McLean 25 Ap;r 2017
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes * Otto William Hughes, born 2/6/1896 at Albert Hill, S.A. * From the Douglas McLean reminiscences concerning Otto: As a lad his uncle Hughie McLean of Kingston sent him a telegram to say join him in building stables in the Murray mallee area so he was delighted at the opportunity to learn a trade. But an elder brother advised Otto to buy a return ticket. It was not long before he used it as dingoes howled about his tent at night and he became very homesick.
    * Otto joined the 1st A.I.F. and served overseas in the 9th Light Horse in Egypt in the Middle East.
    * On his return from war; he had a store at Meningie SA and again later at Murray Bridge SA.
    * He was also a postal officer
    * He retired in 1959, to the suburb of Torrens Park.
    * Otto's great interest was the Masonic Lodge.
    * He was sometime church warden and for many years organised church picnics, dances and other fundraising activities.
    * Tennis was his main sport and also followed local football.
    * Otto died in his 73rd year on 27th Jan 1970, and was cremated at Centennial Park.
      [3
    Biography Notes Known to his family as Otto and Bill to all others.
    After leaving school he initially worked with his uncle Hughie McLean but decided he preferred working at Albert Hill.
    Early in 1914 he set his sight on Hilda Curnow, the new teacher at Wellington School.
    On 14th Sept 1914, he joined the 9th Light Horse and was over seas about 5 years, serving at Gallipoli and Palestine.
    While convalescing in the UK, he visited the Fort William area and made contact with the McLeans.
    From 1920, he ran the Meningie General Store and from 1928 to 1947 he worked for the Shell Company at Strathalbyn and Murray Bridge. 
    Military Service WWI  [4
    1914-1919 HUGHES, Otto William with photo. Service No 137 Trooper 9th Light Horse Brigade
    Born 02 June, 1896 at Meningie
    Son of James Henry and Christina McPhee [II](nee McLean) Hughes, Occupation Station Hand Enlisted September 14, 1914 at Morphetville SA, aged 19 years 2 months. Later served as a Driver with A.A., S.C. and returned to Australia in May, 1919 aboard the "City Of Poona". SOURCE: "Courtesy of Kerryl Gardner" on the website http://ww1.gravesecrets.net/ 
    Occupation 1947  Middleton SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1947 he took over the Middleton General Store & Post Office 
    Died 27 Jan 1970  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • Kerryl has Otto's death in Daw Park SA, whereas Tom Hughes has it as Adelaide.
    Cremated Centennial Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I-2712  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the elder) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2017 

    Father James Henry HUGHES,   b. 11 Jun 1853, Nairne SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1920, Meningie SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship -864 
    Mother Christina MCLEAN,   b. 17 Apr 1859, Lake Alexandrina SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1944  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship -864 
    Married 7 Nov 1877  Point McLeay SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • BIRTH At the residence of Mr McBeath, Point McLeay, SA
    Family ID F-864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hilda Irene CURNOW,   b. 4 Jan 1897,   d. 11 Jul 1986  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1919  Montacute SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Montacute is a small regional area East of the CBD, in the Adelaide Hills SA. Located on Fifth Creek, and the mostly-rural suburb extends from Rostrevor in the west to Lenswood in the east.
    Children 
     1. Ronald Laurence HUGHES,   b. 17 Sep 1920, Norwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 2003  (Age 82 years)  []
    +2. JC H
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 03:34:31 
    Family ID F-890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Alan Hughes gson of Otto and Hilda
    Alan Hughes gson of Otto and Hilda
    Otto William HUGHES - Trooper with 9th Light Horse Brigade
    Otto William HUGHES - Trooper with 9th Light Horse Brigade
    Hughes, Otto, Hilda and grandson 1948
    Hughes, Otto, Hilda and grandson 1948
    Otto William and Hilda HUGHES wedding 1947
    Otto William and Hilda HUGHES wedding 1947

    Stories
    1995 - Otto William Hughes & Hilda Irene Curnow
    1995 - Otto William Hughes & Hilda Irene Curnow
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-46] FS Tom Hughes - ID 2720 - documents pending, Page 228 - updating of the original BRB.

    2. [S-92] My Heritage Kerryl Gardner, Otto's profile on the Lock & Gardner Family Tree.

    3. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .
      We ask the public to avert human compound errors by not rewriting any details without consulting/sighting the original certificates of BDM or/and military records. This is to ensure rigor and reliability of record keeping.

    4. [S-79] http://ww1sa.gravesecrets.net, HU.
      This website contains some 34,000 military summaries of service to WWI. Otto Hughes is listed:details are in citation of the source within the source. A photo is included

    5. [S-46] FS Tom Hughes - ID 2720 - documents pending, Page 228 - updating of the original BRB.
      Copies of correspondence from this descendant is held in the records of the McLean Committee. The records can be accessed by requests via 'Contact us' on the home page of this website or via the Strathalbyn National Trust. The particular item of correspondence is filed under the source?s name.

    6. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    7. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, 2 February 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIAGE;1877 RegNo:113/406 groom:HUGHES,James Henry bride:MACLEAN Christina Wellington SA The location is in dispute betw sources.
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    8. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , Page 228 - updating of the original .