Herbert Thomas Henry HUGHES

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HUGHES, Herbert Thomas Henry

Service Number: 6517
Enlisted: 8 June 1916, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Thedungra, New South Wales, July 1893
Home Town: Bimbi, Weddin, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 17 April 1918
Cemetery: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6517, Cootamundra, New South Wales
7 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6517, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
7 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6517, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6517, 2nd Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...6517 Private Herbert Thomas Henry Hughes, 2nd Battalion, of Bimbi, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting in June 1916, Pte Hughes embarked from Sydney with the 21st Reinforcements aboard HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 7 October 1916. After further training in England they arrived in France for service on the Western Front on 16 February 1917. Pte Hughes was killed in action in France on 17 April 1918. He was 24 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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