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Joseph Burlington HUGHES

Regimental number1090
Place of birthBelvidere South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Joseph Burlington Hughes, Phyllis Street, Maylands, South Australia
Enlistment date11 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty for the period 17th September to November 11th 1918. During the operations carried out on 17th to 19th September 1918 near LE VERGUIER and JEANCOURT by 4th Australian Division, this N.C.O, with the temporary rank of Staff-Sergeant was in charge of a nursing tent subdivision during which time some 500 casualties were treated with great thoroughness and expedition. This was largely due to the good organisation and example of cheerfulness and industry set by this N.C.O., as at this time there was considerable shell fire in the near vicinity of the Dressing Station. This N.C.O. has at all times shown the greatest gallantry, cheerfulness and efficiency in carrying out his duties and has served continuously with 4th Australian Field Ambulance since its formation. I consider him most deserving of special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Date of death5 April 1970

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