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Clifford Stuart PUGH

Regimental number3118
Place of birthCarlton Victoria
OccupationShop assistant
AddressPreston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinAunt, L Crook, Yann Street, Preston, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'During operations near ZONEBEKE on 13th October, 1917. During the afternoon the Battery was subjected to intense enemy artillery fire and his gun emplacement was repeatedly blown in. On every occasion he immediately reconstructed the emplacement and thus enabled an unbroken barrage to be maintained. His coolness and contempt of danger set a wonderful example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Bar to Military Medal

'In the operation against the HINDENBURG LINE East of LE VERGUIER, this N.C.O. showed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In the advance his guns arrived at the objective before the infantry and by his initiative and leadership he brought heavy and effective fire to bear on the enemy who was re-organising. Later, discovering his section officer had been seriously wounded had that other casualties had occurred, he immediately assumed command and re-organised his teams. His coolness and disregard of personal danger showed a fine example to those under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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