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Francis Vane HUGHES

Regimental number4521
Place of birthMyrtleford Vic
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLeather dresser
Address29 Rowena Parade, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs. I. Hughes, 29 Rowena Parade, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This N.C.O. has been with the Battalion since its formation early in 1916 and has always given to the Battalion his undivided efforts. He has shown great initiative in the care of his men and no matter what the conditions he had invariably personally seen that every man under his care has been properly fed and clothed. His efforts have without doubt assisted greatly towards the comfort and well being of the men of his Company. His energetic efforts to better the conditions of his men in adverse situations are worthy of the highest praise and his devotion to duty is worthy of acknowledgement.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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