Hugh Cresswell ANTHONY

ANTHONY, Hugh Cresswell

Service Number: 2560
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Vic., November 1869
Home Town: Malvern East, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar School
Occupation: Timber Merchant
Died: East Malvern, Vic., 2 December 1922, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1915: Involvement 2560, 22nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '14' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
27 Oct 1915: Embarked 2560, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
8 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
1 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 7th Infantry Battalion
15 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

H. C. ANTHONY enlisted on 12th May 1915 and embarked as acting Sergeant to Reinforcements for 22nd Battalion on 27th October 1915, arriving in Egypt on 25th November.

He received his commission on 11th November 1915, and on 14th March 1916 was taken on strength of 7th Battalion. On 1st April he arrived in France, and after taking part in the first attack on Pozieres in July 1916 he was on 1st August promoted to Lieutenant.

During the second attack on Pozieres he was on 18th  August wounded and made a Prisoner of War, being held as such in Germany for two years and two months. He was then exchanged to Holland, and in due course after Armistice reached England.

He was promoted to Captain on 15th August 1918 and returned to Australia in May 1919.

His appointment was terminated on 15th May 1919.


ANTHONY. -On the 2nd December, at Wiltom, Olive street, East Malvern, Hugh Creswell, loving husband of Olga, Anthony, and father of Tom, youngest son of Nellie and the late Thomas Wilkinson Anthony, of Finch street, East Caulfield.