|Place of birth||Monreagh, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Son, W McLaughlin, 136 Barrow Street, Coburg, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/6|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||35|
|Place of burial||Heath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row H, Grave No. 13), Harbonnieres, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Hugh and Susan Hegarty McLAUGHLIN; Wife: Bridget Agnes Buckley McLAUGHLIN|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 19 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 25 April 1917; marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 26 April 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 23 October 1917; taken on strength, 6th Bn, 3 November 1917.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 19 December 1917 (injured knee); transferred to 1st Australian Divisional Rest Station, 19 December 1917; discharged to duty, 10 January 1918; rejoined unit same day.
Killed in action, France, 9 August 1918.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Mrs C. Brown, Burt Street, Northcote, Victoria, wrote to Base Records, 14 November 1918: 'I would be obliged if you would please give me the address of the Relatives in Ireland of the late Private Hugh McLoughlin (sic), killed in action August 9th last ? There are 6 motherless children ranging from 10 yrs downwards & having visited them feel I would like to communicate with their grandparents.' Base Records replied, 26 November 1918, that [I] 'regret this Branch is unable to furnish the address of any relative in Ireland. The late soldier reported as next-of-kin his son Master William A. McLaughlin, Orphanage, Surrey Hills.'W.A. McLaughlin (Marist Brothers Juniorate, Our Lady of The Hermitage, Mittagong), wrote to Base Records, 10 March 1926, referring them for further information about his father to Miss Maud Ennis, 11 Gordon Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McLAUGHLIN Hugh|