Hugh Johnstone MEWHA

MEWHA, Hugh Johnstone

Service Number: 2213
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Warrnambool Victoria, Australia, 1880
Home Town: Timboon, Corangamite, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stone Breaker
Died: Colac, Victoria, Australia, 8 January 1958, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Colac General Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

6 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2213, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
6 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2213, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne

Repatriation Department

The department had showed interest in buying land for returned soldiers. Mr H. J. Mewha was allotted Mr A Bond’s South Brucknell property. It was described as “ on the route to New Timboon ...It was said to have excellent river flats”
Ref. “ The Infiltrators” by Jack S. Fletcher.

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Biography contributed by Ellen Magill

Hugh was the son of James and Mary Ann ( Fleming) Mewha. He was a stone breaker at Curdies River, near Timboon. His wife was Emma(Fleming) Mewha. He embarked with the 2nd Pioneer Regiment. He returned to Australia in 1919.  
Hugh is listed on the Timboon Honor Roll