First name(s)
Alfred William
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Professor of Anatomy (1897-1900)
  • Dean of Medical Department (1898-1900)

Education & professional details

  • RCSEd (1889) Ref: *1
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Senior Demonstrator and Lecturer in Anatomy, University of Edinburgh
  • Chair of Anatomy, University College, Cardiff (1893-)
  • Organizing Secretary, Welsh Military Hospital, South Africa
  • Chief Superintendant, Welsh Military Hospital, South Africa (1900-) Ref: *1
  • A Manual of Practical Anatomy (1901)

Personal details

Date of birth
Date of death
Place of death
London. England


Hughes died young after developing typhoid fever on the return journey from the Welsh Military Hospital in Sourht Africa, which was founded in response to the Boer War and which Hughes was instrumental in establishing. The Hughes Memorial Prize in Anatomy at King’s was established in his honor. 

According to H. Willoughby Lyle, “Professor Hughes was a man of great personal energy; his lectures and demonstrations were brilliant, and he clothed the dry bones of anatomy with real interest. As a Dean he was kindness itself and ever ready to smooth away difficulties with which his students had to contend.” Ref: * 1

His memorial plaque at King’s reads, “His devotion to duty, and the beauty of his character endeared him to all his colleagues and pupils”.



  1. H. Willoughby Lyle, King’s and Some King’s Men (Oxford and London: Oxford University Press and Humphrey Milford, 1935), 283-285
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