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Hugh Iorys Hughes

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Hugh Iorys Hughes (1902-1977)

Welsh civil engineer Hugh Iorys Hughes was one of the several leading UK engineers who worked on the top-secret Mulberry Harbour project in World War II in preparation for the allied D-Day landings on the French coast (Operation Overlord).

1902 April 16th. Born in Bangor, Wales, fourth child of Owen Rowland Hughes (1864-1952, draper) and Mary Catherine Hughes (b. 1869, same surname, no relation)

1958-67 Designs and supervises construction of Blackwall Road Tunnel southbound.

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