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Hughie Cedric GOVERS

Regimental number4330
Place of birthCharleville Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss V Govers, Convent School, Barcaldine, Queensland
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Valuable services in carrying out several daring and hazardous patrols and obtaining valuable information. (Lagnicourt 15 April 1917).
Recommendation date: 20 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At LAGNICOURT, FRANCE, on 15th April 1917, Pte. GOVERS rendered valuable assistance during the operations. He volunteered for and carried out several daring and hazardous patrols returning with valuable information of enemy movements and dispositions,. Later he pushed forward and cleared three dug outs which were occupied by the enemy. His fearless courage and contempt of danger are worthy of very high praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 May 1961
Place of burialNambour Cemetery

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