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Percival James HUGHES

Regimental number3010
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
AddressThomas Street, North Croydon, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Hughes, Thomas Street, North Croydon, South Australia
Enlistment date16 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Sergeant Hughes has been on orderly room duties both as clerk and as orderly room sergeant with Headquarters Brigade for a period of over three years. During the whole of that period he has shown the utmost attention and devotion to duty. He has worked assiduously and with cheerfulness and on all occasions been unsparing to himself in obtaining the best and most accurate results. On many occasions during tour of duty in the line he has had of necessity to work long hours under most adverse and trying physical conditions. On numerous occasions he has worked under heavy and continuous shell fire, but never once has he failed to carry out his duties in a most thorough, reliable and satisfactory manner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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