This metal identification disc was issued to Corporal Edward Leslie Hughes. " N. Z / 26505 / C E / E L HUGHES / NZFE " is marked on the disc, which has a small circular suspension hole near the top.
This identification disc was issued to Corporal Edward Leslie Hughes who trained as an engineer and served as a sapper in the 18th Reinforcements New Zealand Engineers during World War I. Hughes saw action on the Western Front in Messines and Etaples. He was hospitalised in January 1918 and was discharged in September 1918. He married Olive Frances Price in June 1924 and settled as a farmer in the Oākura area.
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