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Henry James NUGENT

Regimental number195
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address108 Albert Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Nugent, 108 Albert Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date22 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 11 November 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He set a fine example to his men in every way during our advance carrying a Hotchkiss rifle into action as well as leading his troops. His conduct through the whole of the fighting was marked by the greatest coolness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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