John HUGGINS

HUGGINS, John

Service Number: 5689
Enlisted: 3 January 1916, Charters Towers, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bowen, Queensland, January 1886
Home Town: Charters Towers, Charters Towers, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Storeman
Died: Natural Causes, Ayr, Queensland, 29 August 1942
Cemetery: Ayr Cemetery, Queensland
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World War 1 Service

3 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5689, 9th Infantry Battalion, Charters Towers, Queensland
4 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5689, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
4 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5689, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
4 Oct 1917: Wounded Broodseinde Ridge, GSW left humerus
21 Mar 1918: Wounded German Spring Offensive 1918, GSW Leg
8 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5689, 26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"In the early hours of Saturday morning a well known Ayr resident, John Huggins, aged 58 years, passed away quietly in his sleep. Deceased, a returned soldier of the last war, was paid fitting tribute by his fellow Diggers, who formed a guard of honor at the church, and later at the graveside. The funeral moved from All Saints Church of England at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. J. H. R. Innes conducting the service. After the body had been laid to rest, the "Last Post" was sounded by Bugler E. Bower. Left to mourn are his widow, and one son, Jack, himself a Digger reported missing overseas." - from the Townsville Daily Bulletin 03 Sep 1942 (nla.gov.au)

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