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Edgar Joseph HUGHES

Regimental number7093
Place of birthTownsville, Queensland
SchoolCentral State School, Rockhampton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressLongreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E W Hughes, Supreme Court, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date1 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWorked as a bank clerk before the start of the war.
FateDied of wounds 1 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death21.3
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 14), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edgar Jane HUGHES, Rockhampton, Queensland. Native of Townsville, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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