Hugh Henry SAYER

SAYER, Hugh Henry

Service Number: 172
Enlisted: 28 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bridgewater, Tasmania, Australia, August 1891
Home Town: Middleton, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bushman
Died: Electrocuted while fighting house fire, Newtown, Tasmania, Australia, 18 October 1927
Cemetery: Cornelian Bay Cemetery and Crematorium, Tasmania
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 172, 12th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 172, 12th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 172, 12th Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 172, 12th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 172, 12th Infantry Battalion
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 172, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
3 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 172, 12th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, GSW to ear
7 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 172, 12th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, Bomb wound to legs
18 Feb 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
23 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 172, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Sue Guinan Tasmania in the Great War
 
Pte Hugh Henry SAYER, 
23 year old bushman from Middleton the son of Henry William and Bertha Sayer he served with the 12th Battalion and returned to Australia 4th November 1918. In 1919 he married Kathleen McKenna and died 18th October 1927 aged 36 whilst fighting a fire.