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Benjamin HUGHES

Regimental number866
Place of birthCardigan North Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Hughes, 22 Madeline Street, Pontygwaith, Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'Near BROODSEINDE on the night of 10th October, 1917, under heavy enemy fire he organised his post and maintained it until he was wounded. Before leaving the line on this date, although wounded, he made sure that his section was properly controlled, placed in a complete state of defence and made a full and concise report to his Company Commander before allowing himself to be taken away by the stretcher bearers. This N.C.O., under conditions above stated, showed a devotion to duty which is rarely excelled, and his work and conduct is deserving of some very high honour.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 November 1962
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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