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Hugh Alfred Lawrence MUGRIDGE

Regimental number1102
Place of birthDalgety, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressThe Retreat, Dalgety via Cooma, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Henry Mugridge, The Retreat, Dalgety, via Cooma, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A21 Marere on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Medium Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1919
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Parents: William Henry and Eva MUGRIDGE
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Reserve Regiment, 9 February 1916. Transferred to 4th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 21 April 1916; to 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, Serapeum, 27 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 13 June 1916. Transferred to Medium Trench Mortar Battery, 25 June 1916.

To School of Instruction, 9 July 1916; rejoined unit, 19 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1917 (shell wound, head and neck), and admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance; discharged and rejoined unit, 30 September 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 22 October 1917 (cellulitis, left knee); transferred to England, 24 October 1917, and admitted to Chatham Military Hospital, Kent, 25 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 6 November 1917; admitted to Military Hospital, Fovant, 9 November 1917 (left knee); marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 November 1917; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 30 January. Proceeded overseas to France, 23 February 1918; rejoined 4th Division Trench Mortar Battery, 5 March 1918.

Detached to 11th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 April 1918; rejoined unit, 25 April 1918.

Admitted to 36th Field Ambulance, 28 April 1918 (infected stomach); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 1 May 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 1 May 1918; to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 6 May 1918; rejoined unit, 11 June 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 August 1918 (scabies); discharged to unit, 1 September 1918.

Detached to 10th Field Artillery Brigade, 14 October 1918.

Marched out to Australian General Base Depot for return to Australia, 16 January 1919. Admitted to Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, 10 July 1919 (dementia); date of discharge not recorded.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 9 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 2 February 1920; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: mental instability), 11 April 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 May 1934
Age at death39
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales

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