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William Henry McHUGO

Regimental number1428
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address19 Patrick Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs A McHugo, 19 Patrick Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Australian Clearing Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/102/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAS A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Provost Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'Near POZIERES 6th/12th August, 1916. These men [McHUGO, 2708 Harold James FRAMPTON, 3606 Richard Harwood KERSLAKE, 2127 James DEMPSEY] are recommended for admirable pluck and coolness under heavy H.E. artillery barrage, attending to and evacuating wounded. It is not possible to distinguish between the work of these men, though list as shown attempts to show value of services. The Medical Officer when speaking of the work of these men quotes them as being "a Godsend".'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 December 1967
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery

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