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Hugh Compson TRUMBLE

Date of birth29 May 1894
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMiddle Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, J W Trumble, 'Leddicott', Church Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Volunteer Cadets (2 years), Senior Cadets (1 year), and 4 years in Melbourne University Rifles (as Signal Corporal), Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date23 December 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateDischarged (appointment terminated) in England 7 June 1920

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Under heavy enemy barrage he pushed forward some 600 yards with his medical personnel to a ledge where by his capable organization he successfully evacuated quantities of wounded. He worked for three days and nights, and his quiet courage had an excellent effect on wounded and stretcher bearers alike.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 9145A Pte John Compson TRUMBLE, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 1 November 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TRUMBLE Hugh Compson

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