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Felix Joseph HUGHES

Regimental number3158
Place of birthGippsland, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
AddressEast Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Hughes, 6 Adelaide Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date20 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 29 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3158A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 2 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Felix and Maria HUGHES

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 2 April 1973

Bar to Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations West of BELLENGLISE on afternoon of 18th September, 1918. When his Company was held up he dashed forward and located the enemy position, and by the information gained, allowed them to be engaged and the advance to continue. He went out into "No Man's Land" on reconnaissance and located several enemy posts. His work throughout was of the highest order, and is deserving to all praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 August 1936
Age at death51
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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