Major General Ronald Laurence Hughes

Service number 72, DX852
Ranks Held Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Brigadier
Birth Date 17 September 1920
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Death Date 02 February 2003
Final Rank Major General
Service Royal Australian Infantry
Units
Place Adelaide
Conflict/Operation Korea, 1950-1953
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1953-05-26
Published in London Gazette in 1969-01-28
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1953-06-04
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1968-11-21

Rolls

  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    1st Australian Task Force
    Conflict
    Vietnam, 1962-1975
    Rank
    Brigadier
    London Gazette
    28 January 1969 on page 1007 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    21 November 1968 on page 6517 at position 2
  • Honours and Awards:

    Unit
    3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment
    Conflict
    Korea, 1950-1953
    Rank
    Lieutenant Colonel
    London Gazette
    26 May 1953 on page 2909 at position 9
    Commonwealth Gazette
    04 June 1953 on page 1549 at position 2
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Korea, 1950-1953
  • Honours and Awards (Recommendation):

    Conflict
    Korea, 1950-1953

Timeline

Date of birth 17 September 1920
date of birth 17 September 1920
Other 1939 Graduated from the Royal Military College.
Other units 1939 - 1945 2/3rd Battalion.
Date of honour or award 1952 Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.
Other units 1952 - 1953 Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, Korea.
Other 1964 - 1966 Services Attache Indonesia.
Other 1966 - 1967 Commander 6 Task Force.
Other units 1967 - 1968 Commander 1st Australian Task Force, South Vietnam.
Date of honour or award 1968 Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Other 1970 - 1974 Director Military Operations and Plans Army HQ.
Other units 1974 - 1976 Commander 1 Division.
Other 1976 - 1977 Chief of the Reserve, Army Headquarters.
Other 1977 Retired.
Date of death 02 February 2003
Date of death 02 February 2003