Sold with original letter from Horse Guards dated 26th June 1849, and remains of the packet that the medal was sent to him in. He resided in Hilne, near Bridgewater at the time of receipt of the medal. Confirmed on the roll.
James Hughes was originally a Volunteer from Ireland and enlisted with the 2nd Battalion of the 83rd Regiment on 30th August 1806. His early service saw him based at Battle, Kinsale, Dublin and Cork. He sailed from Cork on the 29th March 1809 for Lisbon. He spent 9 days in the General Hospital towards the end of 1809. He spent further time in Hospital in 1812. He left Blanqufort on the 1st June 1814 and returned to Kinsale. He was eventually discharged on 28th October 1814 having completed his term of service.