Hubert Clement CLUES

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CLUES, Hubert Clement

Service Number: 652
Enlisted: 28 September 1914, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sale, Victoria, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Sale, Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse Driver
Died: Killed in action, Bullecourt, Artois, France, 11 April 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
28 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 652, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 652, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
12 Mar 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 652, 16th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
15 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 652, 16th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 652, 16th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
11 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 652, 16th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First)

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Biography

"... 652 Private (Pte) Hubert Clement Clues, 16th Battalion, of Sale, Vic. A horse driver prior to enlisting in September 1914, Pte Clues embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 22 December 1914. As part of the 16th Battalion, Pte Clues landed at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915. He was wounded at Gallipoli in May 1915 and spent some months recovering in England. He returned to his Battalion at Gallipoli in September 1915 and stayed until evacuation in December. In Egypt on 22 March 1916, Pte Clues was promoted to Corporal (Cpl). The 16th Battalion arrived in France in June 1916 to serve on the Western Front and on 5 February 1917 Cpl Clues was wounded in action by shell fire. In March 1917 he was demoted to Private for drunkeness while on leave in Paris. Pte Clues rejoined his battalion from hospital on 29 March 1917 and was killed in action at Bullecourt, France, on 11 April 1917. He was 24 years of age. Pte Hubert Clues was cousin to 1677 Pte Charles Clues also of Sale, Vic who had been killed in action at Gallipoli on 12 July 1915." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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