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Hugh Robert ARCHARD

Regimental number709
Date of birth1892
Place of birthGreta, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address59 McMichael Street, Maryville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Ann Archard, c/o E Weir, Mulbring Street, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Military Medal

'For continuous good service during the period 16th September 1918 to 11th November 1918. During the attack on the HINDENBURG Line, by his coolness and courage he set a splendid example to his comrades. This Non Commissioned Officer did excellent service at MESSINES, PASSCHENDAELE, VILLERS BRETONNEUX and BRAY and has always been of immense value to his Unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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