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James LUGG

Regimental number2259
Place of birthPrahran Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressElphyn Road, Mitcham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Henrietta Lugg, Elphyn Road, Mitcham, South Australia
Enlistment date3 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Diusplayed great initiative and resourcefulness in organising his men during the attack on German trenches North of Flers.'
Recommendation date: 11 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack on German trenches north of FLERS on morning of 5th November, 1916, he displayed great initiative and recourcefulness in organising and handling his men. He was the last man to leave this portion of the enemy's lines when obliged to retire. All the officers of his Company had become casualties long before.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 129 Pte John LUGG MM, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919.

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