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Albert HOUGH

Regimental number1576
Place of birthNottingham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlatelayer
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hough, 29 Victoria Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On 14/5/17, when his Sergeant was wounded, this private took charge of the four squads at the No. 2 R.A.P. on the left of Queant and carried on the evacuation of the wounded under the persistent barrage fire of the enemy. In spite of casualties among his squads, he reorganised them and by grit, determination and presence of mind coped with all the casualties in his area under the most trying conditions. his gallant bearing had a splendid effect in rousing the men under him to persevere in the work of evacuating wounded under very heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 July 1967

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