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Brilliant Military Carear.…


Brilliant Military Carear. WEUH OFFICER'S SUCCESS. The latest step in the military career of Captain W. Raw son Hughes, M.C., D.A.Q.M.G. (younger wn of Mr W. H. Hughes, High Street, Denbigh, and brother of Mr D. H. Hughes, schoolmaster, Xewbridge-on-Wye) is his promotjon to the rank of lajor. This young Denbigh officers career is unique, distinguished and brilliant, and is quite the outstanding feature in the promotions and honours gained by Denbighitei during the war, and. indeed, stands .second to none, in Wales. The steps in his promotion, gained by ,Iieer merit, efficiency and devofion to duty prove Very interesting reading. While only in his 21st year, Major Rawson Hughes, M.C., D.A.Q.M.G., joined thet army on .the 18th Sep- tember, 1914, as a 2nd Lieut-enant. and. after p^u<s-itig out with honours at Aldershct, after a brief course of training, he crossed over to France early in 1916. In the February of that year, he wa.s promoted to ibc rank of lieutenant, and; in February 1916. gained his captaincy. During this time his exceptional abilities and marked efficiency were noted bv the higher com- mand, and a further series of distinctions and honours awaited him. In January Hil., he was "mentioned in dispatches" by (ienerat Sir Douglas Haig and in the following month, when a regimental officer, he was selected to fill the vacancy, on the staff of the Division in which he was serving, of Deputy-Assistant Quarter- Master-General, an unique distinction, for this verv re- sponsible and important. appointment is only beid hv officers of the Regular Army, who have an accredited service of 20 year* j Distinguished as the youngest Deputv-Asvi-tant Quar- ter-Master-General in the British Expeditionary Force, Major Rawson Hughes' work was so efficient even in this selective circle that he was awarded the Military Cmss for distinguished service, in June 1917, and his name appeared in the King's Birthday Honours List. In December 1917, he was summoned to an investiture at Buckingham Palace, where he received his honours from His Majesty. He is not yet 26 years of age. and can look back already upon a distinguished and highly remarkable career. He is to be most heartily congra- tulated upon covering himself and his native town with fame and honour. His is a life, full of work of the most trying and responsible kind, and we are glad he has, under such circumstances, j^roved himself worthy of the high honours, prowctio4 and distinctions hè- stowed upon him.