Hugh Kingsley NIELD MC

Badge Number: 65676, Sub Branch: Walkerville

NIELD, Hugh Kingsley

Service Numbers: 2206, S68349
Enlisted: 15 May 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 2nd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: St Peters, South Australia, 12 March 1893
Home Town: Medindie, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: 22 March 1975, aged 82 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Cremation only
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1915: Enlisted
7 Feb 1916: Embarked 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
7 Feb 1916: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Miltiades embarkation_ship_number: A28 public_note: ''
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 2206, 32nd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

5 Apr 1942: Involvement Lieutenant, S68349, 2nd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
5 Apr 1942: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
5 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, S68349
25 Nov 1945: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles Henry NIELD and Fanny nee CHAMPION

Awarded the Military Cross Supplement 31158 London Gazette dated 31st January 1919
'During the operations covering the advance on the Somme on 27th -29th August, 1918 near Fontaine-les-Cappy, he was indefatigable in patrolling his section and reconnoitring under heavy fire with successful results. During one of his reconnaissances he was shot through the shoulder, but made a most accurate report, which was of great service to head-quarters, before handing over his company. His gallantry under heavy fire and his good leadership were conspicuous and worthy of high praise'