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Hugh RAYSON

Date of birth23 October 1891
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressSummer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs D E Rayson, 'Rosslyn', Nicholson Street, Burwood, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Kanowna on 22 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Promotions

Captain


Unit: MED
Promotion date: 1 December 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 3 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. For several days he rendered first aid in the trenches under very heavy shell fire, and worked day and night till the wounded were finally evacuated.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

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