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William Edward HOUGH

Regimental number126
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address1 Gardiner Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMr J Howe, 1 Gardiner Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name11th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During our advance on the BLUE LINE on 10th August 1918, when all the Lewis Gunners of Sergeant HOUGH's platoon had become casualties, this N.C.O. immediately took up the gun and brought it into very effective use against the enemy position. Later, when the enemy machine gun fire became very intense and impeded our advance, Sergeant HOUGH, on his own initiative, rushed forward with the gun to a point of vantage and by skilful covering fire enabled his platoon to get forward and consolidate. Sergeant HOUGH was severely wounded in this operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded (in error) on Embarkation Roll as William Edward HOWE

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