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Francis James HUGHES

Regimental number6853
Place of birthPyramid Hill, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressTooyal, via Coolamon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.9
Height5' 11"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinSister, M T Turno, c/o W Rixby, 76 Lilly Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Discharge date5 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919, for onward travel by train to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 5 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUGHES Francis James

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