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William Edward HUGHES

Regimental number4723
Place of birthDudley New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address80 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nellie Hughes, 80 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry during the attack on the Hindengurg line when he established his gun in such a position as to enfilade a sunken road used by the enemy.
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during the attack on the HINDENBURG Lines on 3rd May 1917. He established his gun in a shell hole well to the front of the captured position so as to enfilade a sunken road used by the enemy and by preventing the movement of their reinforcements, contributed to the capture of their posts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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