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Charles Heywood HUGHES

Regimental number1103
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address18 Count Lane, Dulwich, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss F M Hughes, 18 Count Lane, Dulwich, London, England
Previous military serviceExtensive colonial service: Victoria Column, Mashonaland, 1893; Goddard's Horse, 1896; Transport & Remounts, 1901-2; Royston's Horse, Zululand, 1906.
Enlistment date30 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateDischarged in United Kingdom 9 October 1919
Discharge date9 October 1919
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 8th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 25 October 1915, and reverted to Trooper on joining Regiment.

Promoted Corporal, 25 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Taken on strength, 3rd Reserve Regiment, 6 March 1916.

Promoted Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 13 March 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 1 September 1917, and appointed Temporary Quartermaster.

Marched out to Isolation Camp, Moascar, 19 October 1917; marched into Reinforcements Camp, Moascar, 19 October 1917.

Transferred to 8th Light Horse Regiment, Belah, 15 February 1918.

Detached to School of Instruction, Kelab, 20 February 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 20 March 1918.

Detached to School of Instruction, Jaffa, 19 May 1918.

Promoted Lieuteant, 1 December 1917, and remained seconded.

Admitted to 76th Casualty Clearing Station, Ludd, 7 September 1918 (gastro-enteritis); transferred to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza, 8 September 1918; to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 14 September 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 16 September 1918; discharged on 7 days' leave, 14 November 1918.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 16 February 1919 (furunculosis); discharged to Australian Depot Stores, 22 March 1919.

Joined Oldens Force, Hawaindieh, 23 March 1919; marched into Depot Stores, Ghezireh, 10 April 1919.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, 14 April 1919 (furunculosis).

Embarked Port Said on board HT 'Nile', 2 June 1919, for discharge in United Kingdom.

Discharged in London (appointment terminated; AIF demobilised), 9 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUGHES Charles Heywood

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