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Ephraim Edward McHUGH

Regimental number2664
Place of birthWedderburn, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStoreman
AddressWedderburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinBrother, John McHugh, Wedderburn, Victoria
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Mongolia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 4 January 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Refers 4 May 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations at Jisr Ed Damie and Black Hill from 30 April to 4 May 1918. Although operating under the most adverse conditions, and nearly always under a heavy machine gun and rifle fire, perfect communication between regimental headquarters and all three squadrons, also brigade headquarters, was established and maintained throughout. This excellent result was mainly due to his untiring effort, his organization and control of his men, and his resource and gallantry on all occasions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Discharge date8 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 May 1975
Age at death85
Place of burialWedderburn Cemetery (Methodist Section), Victoria

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