Lieut. David James Hughes. (FRANCE)
A gallant and skilful officer. On 4th September his patrol was attacked by eight Fokker biplanes. Proceeding to the assistance of one of our machines that was in difficulties, Lieut. Hughes was himself attacked by two enemy aeroplanes and driven down, to 4,000 feet, his petrol and oil tanks being shot through. By skilful manoeuvring he regained our lines, pursued by one of the enemy, which, at 2,000 feet, he engaged, bringing it down in our lines.