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Cecil Seymour HOUGH

Regimental number1711
Place of birthBunbury Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mabel Hough, Carrabin
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded 14 November 1917)

Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At CHATEAU WOOD, east of YPRES, at midnight on 3rd/4th October, 1917, when driving ammunition wagons upto the forward Batteries, the wagon capsized into a large flooded shell hole taking with it the six mules of the team. No. 1711 Driver G.S. HOUGH with the two other Drivers, W.B. KNOX, 5719, and E.M. LUCAS, 312, though under shell fire, worked for two hours in the water until all the mules and ammunition wagon were cleared and then continued their journey and delivered the ammunition to their Battery in time for the action on the 4th October, 1917. The gallant conduct of these Drivers not only save the team but ensured the delivery of ammunition to the Battery at a very critical time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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