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Hugh Cresswell ANTHONY

Regimental number2560
Date of birth--/11/1869
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTimber merchant
AddressFinch Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Thomas Anthony, Finch Street, East Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Promotion date: 8 November 1915


Unit: 7th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 August 1916


Unit: Permanent Supernumerary List
Promotion date: 15 August 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Continuous and conspicuous devotion to duty at Pozieres.
Recommendation date: 2 August 1916

Mention in Despatches

'For gallant conduct and determination displayed in escaping, or attempting to escape, from captivity.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31759 (30 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38 (29 April 1920).

FateReturned to Australia 2 February 1919

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