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Jack HOUGH

Regimental number2657
Place of birthGulgong New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
Address6 Campbell Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Robert F Hough, 6 Campbell Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 27 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of the 19th/20th June 1918, at Morlancourt South of Albert during an intense enemy bombardment lasting 9 hours or more, Private HOUGH, stretcher bearer, showed exceptional bravery and devotion to duty. This man, after all the other bearers had become casualties, personally attended to the wounded, and, re-organising fresh bearer teams, had the wounded evacuated to the R.A.P. When the saps became impassable, he led his team over the top, and made numerous trips to the R.A.P. under very heavy shell fire. It was owing to his great devotion to duty that several very seriously wounded men were able to receive prompt medical attention, thus saving their lives. This man's work has always been of an exceptionally high standard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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