Hugh LAMONT

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LAMONT, Hugh

Service Number: 658
Enlisted: 16 March 1915, Warracknabeal
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moe, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Warracknabeal, Yarriambiack, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Self inflicted gunshot wound, France, 27 May 1916
Cemetery: Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension
Plot 1, Row K, Grave 6, Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Erquinghem-Lys, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 658, 24th Infantry Battalion, Warracknabeal
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 658, 24th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 658, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
27 May 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 658, 24th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Hugh was born as Farquhar Hugh LAMONT in Moe, Gippsland, Victoria in 1891

His parents were Farquhar LAMONT & Ellen LEA

He enlisted on 16th March, 1915 and embarked with the 24th Infantry Battalion from Melbourne on the HMAT Euripides on 10th May, 1915 & served in Egypt, Gallipoli & the Western Front

Hugh died of self inflicted wounds in France on 27th May, 1916 and is buried in the Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

Medals:  1914-15 Star, British War Medal & Victory Medal

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His brother Frederick Harold LAMONT (SN 1163) also served during WW1 and was missing in action, a prisoner of war and finally repatriated to England in 1918

 

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