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William Frederick HUGHES

Regimental number953
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationCadet draftsman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kin..., Mrs S Hughes, 36 Wilton Street, Surrey Hills, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: "26-28 March 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. was in charge of telephone linemen. During all hours of the day and night he worked under heavy fire, until at last he was severely wounded by shell fire in
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death11 August 1978

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