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Ernest Everard HUGHES

Regimental number3338
Place of birthWallerawang New South Wales
Other NamesEveritt
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressWilloughby, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, G Hughes, Wallerawang, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack on enemy Strong point and trench at GUEUDECOURT on the morning of 21st February, 1917. He was in an exposed position above the parapet well to the flank of the leading party bombing along the trench. From there he indicated the enemy to our bombers and was instrumental in directing fire upon a number of the enemy who were attempting to take our bombers in flank. He displayed the utmost coolness throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

MM Bar


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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