James Henry (Jim) PUGH


PUGH, James Henry

Service Number: 253
Enlisted: 1 March 1916, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: St James, Victoria, 1 October 1886
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clothing cutter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 28 January 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 253, 40th Infantry Battalion, Claremont, Tasmania
1 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 253, 40th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 253, 40th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Hobart
28 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 253, 40th Infantry Battalion

Outrun the Germans

From the Launceston Daily Telegraph 12 May 1916 - via Trove


The well-known athlete, James Pugh, who is now, wearing khaki, is back in the city from Claremont for a few days, looking as hard as a stout wire nail. Camp life evidently agrees with the sprinter, and if it ever comes to Pugh's lot to chase a German the Australian's pace would stand him in good stead. The ex-City player will be figuring in the football match to be played to-morrow at the Cricket Ground by teams selected from the soldiers at Claremont.


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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John and Catherine PUGH
Of Trafalgar, Vic.