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James George HUGHES

Regimental number3126
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBrass finisher
AddressHarris Street, Sans Souci, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Hughes, Harris Street, Sans Souci, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 10 October 1917

FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded, he took command of his platoon and handled it with marked skill. He set a fine example to his men. He was again wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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