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Hugh William PETTITT

Regimental number2155
Date of birth1884
Place of birthChiltern, Victoria
SchoolState School, Chiltern, Victoria
Other trainingBlacksmith
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address23 Southgate Street, West Parkville, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Selina Pettitt, 23 Southgate Street, West Parkville, Victoria
Enlistment date18 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row G, Grave No. 6), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
102
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William and Catherine Pettitt, husband of Ethel S. Bird (formerly Pettitt) of Commercial Road, Yarram, Victoria. Native of Chiltern, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Albert Victor HALFPENNY, M.M., Gunner No. 19559, 8th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia 23 July 1918; Brother-in-law: Bertie Hector TUCKETT, Private No. 6405, 24th Bn, returned to Australia 20 January 1919

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