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Hugh NEWTH

Regimental number2951
Place of birthWangaratta Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMilawa, Wangaratta, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas Newth, Milawa, Wangaratta, Victoria
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A6 Clan Maccorquodale on 19 September 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 29 September 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 12 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'for conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. He engaged and captured two enemy machine guns, though his own detachment were all casualties and he had to work his own gun alone. He has always set a fine example of coolness in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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