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Arthur Ashton HUGHES

Regimental number1852
Place of birthTarampa, Queensland
SchoolSt James Christian Brothers' School, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStockman
AddressBierbank via Charleville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Hughes, Charleville, Queensland
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBethlehem Farm East Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 4), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph adn Janet HUGHES, Bells Hotel, Charleville, Queensland. Native of Tarampa, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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