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Hugh Kingsley NIELD

Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
AddressBloomsburg Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Leonie Bray Nield, North Terrace, Highgate, South Australia
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Military Cross
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919

Military Cross

'During the operations covering the advance on the Somme on 27th-29th August 1918, near Fontaine-les-Cappy, he was indefatigable in patrolling his section and reconnoitring under heavy fire with successful results. During one of his reconniassances he was shot through the shoulder, but made a most accurate report, which was of great service to headquarters, before handing over his company. His gallantry under heavy fire and his good leadership were conspicuous and worthy of high praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Arthur Restarick NIELD, Imperial Camel Corps, killed in action, Jericho, Palestine, 11 April 1918; 1629 Driver Howard Champion NIELD MM, returned to Australia; 2 others
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 March 1975

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