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Regimental number7851
Place of birthDunfanaghy, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShoeing Smith
AddressLiverpool Road, Bankstown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 6.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C McHugh, Liverpool Road, Bankstown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCorporal Shoeing Smith
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 25 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Cornelius and Annie MCHUGH
Discharge date8 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, Egypt, and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 21 December 1915; transferred to 20th Battery, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, Moascar, 10 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916; transferred to 22nd Field Artillery Brigade, 13 May 1916.

Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 22 July 1916 (inflamed stomach); transferred to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 24 July 1916 (ulcer); discharged to Depot, 31 July 1916; transferred to Australian General Base Depot, 28 September 1916; to 2nd Divisional Train, 30 October 1916; taken on strength of 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 4 November 1916.

Admitted to 5th General Hospital, 9 December 1916 (inflamed stomach); embarked for England, on board Hospital Ship, 13 December 1916; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, England, 14 December 1916 (severe gastritis); transferred to 2nd Scottish General Hospital, 23 February 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 23 March 1917; discharged to Training Depot, Wareham, 28 March 1917; transferred to No 3 Convalescent Depot and classified as B1a3, 11 April 1917.

Marched out to Perham Downs, 30 May 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; marched in to Rouelles, France, 20 June 1917; rejoined Divisional Ammunition Column in the field, 27 June 1917. Transferred to, and taken on strength of 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 5 July 1917; with unit, 22 June 1918; on leave to united Kingdom, 18 August 1918; rejoined unit, 1 September 1918.

Admitted to No 55 Casualty Clearing Station, 24 September 1918 (gastric ulcer); transferred to No 6 General Hospital, 27 September 1918; embarked for England, 30 September 1918; admitted to General Military Hospital, England, 1 October 1918; discharged, 14 November 1918; on leave, 14-28 November 1918.

Marched in from London Headquarters, 28 November 1918; marched out to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 21 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board H.T. 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 23 April 1919; discharged, 8 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 April 1936
Age at death55
Place of burialSt Felix Churchyard, Bankstown, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, McHUGH John

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