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Thomas Vincent HUGHES

Regimental number2607
Place of birthSeymour Vic
AddressArarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, T Hughes, Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Military Medal

'Near POZIERES 7th/13th August, 1916. Devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer. Although a mere lad he took charge of the stretcher squad of his Company after all the senior members had been wounded, and worked continuously under shell fire clearing away the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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