Duncan-Hughes, J. G. (1882-1962)

Duncan-Hughes, J. G. (1882-1962)
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Duncan, John Grant (1882-1962)
Duncan-Hughes, J. G.
Duncan-Hughes, Jack (1882-1962)
Duncan-Hughes, John Grant
Duncan-Hughes, John Grant (1882-1962)
Hughes, John Grant Duncan
Hughes, John Grant Duncan (1882-1962)
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Past Member of the Australian Federal Parliament; Senator; Senator for South Australia; MP; Politician; Lawyer; Pastoralist
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Senator for South Australia, 1931–38 (United Australia Party)

Known as Jack, John Grant was educated at St Peter’s College, Adelaide, and, during a family sojourn in England, at Cheltenham College. He went on to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated Bachelor of Arts (1905) and Bachelor of Laws (1906), becoming Master of Arts in 1910. He was admitted to the Bar at the Inner Temple, London, in January 1907, and to the South Australian Bar in December 1908, practising as a solicitor in Adelaide from 1909. On 20 September 1910 Duncan-Hughes married Gertrude Rosalie Dean, daughter of Brigadier General G. H. Dean, CBE, VD, at St Matthew’s (Anglican) Church, Kensington. The Duncan‑Hughes family were part of South Australia’s social elite. John was a member of the exclusive Adelaide Club from 1907 to 1962, serving as president from 1935 to 1937. He was also a member of the Australian Club in Sydney from 1927 to 1962.

Travelling to England after the outbreak of World War I, Duncan-Hughes was commissioned in the Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve) in September 1915. He served with distinction in France and Belgium, rising to the rank of acting major. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1918 and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. In 1920 he was appointed aide-de-camp, then private secretary to the Governor-General, Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson. Attached to the staff of the Prince of Wales during the 1920 Royal visit to Australia, Duncan-Hughes was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.[1]

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Senator for South Australia, 1931–38 (United Australia Party)

Known as Jack, John Grant was educated at St Peter’s College, Adelaide, and, during a family sojourn in England, at Cheltenham College. He went on to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated Bachelor of Arts (1905) and Bachelor of Laws (1906), becoming Master of Arts in 1910. He was admitted to the Bar at the Inner Temple, London, in January 1907, and to the South Australian Bar in December 1908, practising as a solicitor in Adelaide from 1909. On 20 September 1910 Duncan-Hughes married Gertrude Rosalie Dean, daughter of Brigadier General G. H. Dean, CBE, VD, at St Matthew’s (Anglican) Church, Kensington. The Duncan‑Hughes family were part of South Australia’s social elite. John was a member of the exclusive Adelaide Club from 1907 to 1962, serving as president from 1935 to 1937. He was also a member of the Australian Club in Sydney from 1927 to 1962.

Travelling to England after the outbreak of World War I, Duncan-Hughes was commissioned in the Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve) in September 1915. He served with distinction in France and Belgium, rising to the rank of acting major. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1918 and the Belgian Croix de Guerre. In 1920 he was appointed aide-de-camp, then private secretary to the Governor-General, Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson. Attached to the staff of the Prince of Wales during the 1920 Royal visit to Australia, Duncan-Hughes was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.[1]

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ADELAIDE, Tuesday.—Mr. John Grant Duncan-Hughes, 79, a former Member of the House of Representatives, died at his home at Menindi on Monday night. A son of the late Sir John Duncan, M.L.C., he was born...

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  3. The Scots invasion of South Australia : a talk / by J.G. Duncan-Hughes, given at the Annual Meeting of the Pioneers' Association of South Australia on the 31st October, 1939
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