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Roger Forrest HUGHES

Date of birth6 May 1890
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressDouble Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs E I S Hughes, c/o Sir Thos Hughes, Cranbrook Cottage, Double Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
Promotion date: 1 April 1916

FateDied of wounds 11 December 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 4), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated as a meber of the Catholic Soldiers' Association in the Chapel of St George and the English Martyrs, Westminster Cathedral, London, England. Parents: The Hon Sir Thomas HUGHES, MLC, and Lady HUGHES; Wife: Eileen HUGHES. Native of Sydney
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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