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Hugh Venables VERNON

Date of birth20 February 1877
Place of birthSt Leonards, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs H W Vernon, Warrawee Avenue, Turromurri, New South Wales
Previous military serviceJoined NSW Lancers now 7a LH. South African Campaign hoo 10th for about 1 Years service Commission 1-7-03
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentN/A
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Major


Unit: LH1
Promotion date: 27 August 1914

Temporary LTCOL


Unit: ART Div 4
Promotion date: 30 May 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 3 November 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Discharge date7 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Major Geoffrey Hampden VERNON MC, AAMC, returned to Australia, 12 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahana', 3 November 1918; disembarked Sydney, 9 December 1918; discharged (appointment terminated), Sydney, 7 February 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, MSBV

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death3 July 1935
Age at death58
SourcesNAA: B2455, VERNON Hugh Venables

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