Ambrose Edward MCHUGH

MCHUGH, Ambrose Edward

Service Number: 3185
Enlisted: 27 October 1916, Served France
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Marong, Victoria, Australia, 1918
Home Town: Nannup, Nannup, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sleeper Cutter
Died: Natural Causes, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, 21 December 1947
Cemetery: Kalgoorlie Cemetery, W.A.
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Memorials: Busselton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3185, 46th Infantry Battalion, Served France
29 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3185, 46th Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3185, 46th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Persic, Fremantle
18 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3185, 46th Infantry Battalion, Discharged Perth, Western Australia

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Biography contributed by Joy Dalgleish

His 1st wife Emily Edith passed away 3 days after giving birth on 15 November 1910. He married Marguerita Harrod 24 December 1936, Boulder Western Australia

The Daily News (Perth: 1882- 1950) Mon 22 Dec 1947 Page 9

Man Refuses Doctor But Dies Soon After

KALGOORLIE, Mon.  Asked by a friend if he required a doctor, an old man at a camp on the Broad Arrow road

yesterday said that he 'was not that ill.' The friend, nevertheless, called the ambulance and a doctor, but the man died before they arrived. He was retired railway worker Ambrose Edward McHugh (67), who lived in a camp at the two mile peg. William Norman Curry, who lives at the camp, told police that he noticed that McHugh appeared very weak yesterdaymorning. An autopsy has been ordered

Kalgoorlie Miner (WA: 1895-1954) Tue 23 Dec 1947 Page 4

Mr.  Ambrose Edward McHugh  (67), married, a retired Commonwealth railway employee and war pensioner, died in his camp at 76 Broad Arrow road, Kalgoorlie, shortly before 1 o'clock on Sunday afternoon. The St. John ambulance responded to a call from a neighbour, but  McHugh was dead on its arrival. Death was due to natural causes. So far the police have been unable to trace any relatives of the deceased.

Author’s note: Since this article appeared 2 brothers,  Mr Robert McHugh & Mr Gus McHugh both of Victoria have been located. No trace of his wife