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John Thomas HUGHES

Regimental number3155
Place of birthKumburra, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressFremantle PO, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Hughes, Coombe Street, Collie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 86th Bn, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 September 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Discharge date30 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 18 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 16 February 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn, 16 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Admitted to No 2 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 17 July 1916 (tonsillitis); transferred to 20th General Hospital, 22 July 1916; to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, from hospital,24 July 1916; rejoined Bn, 25 August 1916.

Found guilty, 28 January 1917,of being absent without leave from midnight,25 January, to 9 am, 26 January 1917: awarded 2 days? Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 1day?s pay.

Wounded in action, 28 September 1917; remained at duty.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance,14 June 1918 (influenza); transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance train, 17 June 1918, and admitted to 9th US General Hospital, Rouen, 18 June 1918. Transferred to England, 19 June 1918, and admitted to Military Hospital, Woking, 20 June 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield,11 July 1918. Discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 July 1918.

Marched out to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 September 1918. Found guilty, 28 October 1918, of being absent without leave from 2359, 24 October, to 1300, 25 October 1918: awarded forfeiture of 1 day?s pay; forfeited total of 2 days? pay. Found guilty, 5 January 1919, of overstaying leave from 2359, 31 December 1918, to 2200, 3 January 1919: awarded 6 days? Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 9 days? pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ?Ceramic?, 25 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 3 March 1919; discharged, Perth, 30 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 September 1968
Place of burialCremated: ashes placed in wife's grave, Collie Cemetery, Western Australia.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUGHES John Thomas

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