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Hugh Francis FISHER

Regimental number638
Place of birthWarragul Victoria
OccupationWaterside worker
Address236 Riversdale Road, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Christian F Fisher, 236 Riversdale Road, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date6/21/1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'For gallantry in assisting and carrying in wounded under heavy fire, and consistent devotion to duty. (Pozieres)'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918

Military Medal

'For very gallant action in assisting and carrying in wounded under heavy shell fire, in repeatedly exposing himself regardless of danger and untiring work without ceasing, during the whole of the attack on POZIERES RIDGE on 4th/5th August, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 May 1925
Place of burialBox Hill Cemetery, Victoria

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