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Leslie Gordon HUGHES

Regimental number4668
Place of birthMaldon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTheatrical actor
Address41 Nicholson Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, F L Hughes 41 Nicholson Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 8th Infantry Bn, Citizen Military Forces; applied for discharge.
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Discharge date6 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 28 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Taken on strength, 6th Bn, in the field, 30 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 15 August 1916 (gun shot wound, wrist and elbow), and admitted to No 2 Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 17 August 1916; discharged to duty, 21 August 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 15 September 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 3 November 1916 (trench feet); transferred to England, 4 November 1916, and admitted to Colchester Military Hospital, Essex (trench feet: mild). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 November 1916; discharged on furlough, 24 November 1916, to report to Command Depot, Perham Downs.

Detached for duty with Headquarters, AIF Depots in the United Kingdom, 14 December 1916.

Found guilty, Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, 13 May 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military discipline in that he at Bhurtpore Barracks at about 10.30 pm, 13 May 1917, did use language of a filthy and disgusting nature: admonished and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Promoted Extra Regimental Corporal, 27 June 1917.

Found guilty, 10 September 1917, of being absent without leave, 9.30 pm to 11 pm, 10 September 1917: severely reprimanded.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 29 January 1918, and reverted to Private.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 February 1918; rejoined 6th Bn, in the field, 19 February 1918.

Attached to 1st Division Concert Party, 1 March 1918.

On leave to England, 29 January 1919 till 12 February 1919; granted extension of leave until 14 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire', 2 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 April 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 6 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUGHES Leslie Gordon

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