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Hugh Stephenson CRAIG

Regimental number1665
Place of birthFingal, Tasmania
SchoolCasino Grammar School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation hand
AddressCasino, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Rev. William W Craig, Casino, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Place of enlistmentCharters Towers, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialCabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (Plot XXVII, Row D, Grave No. 2), Souchez, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
107
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Fannie CRAIG, Boyd Road, Nundah, Queensland
Medals

Military Medal

'For fine work done when his Company was changing from one position in the trenches to another on the morning of 6th November, 1916, after the attack on GIRD Trench, and the MAZE the previous day. Although the shelling was very severe Sergeant CRAIG was largely instrumental in rallying and keeping the Company together. To do this he found it necessary to move backward and forward along the top of the parapet for considerable distances, gravely exposing himself to danger but showing a fine example of coolness and courage to the men.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name entered on Embarkation Roll as Stevenson.

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