Edward Morgan Hughes

edwardmorganhughesName    Edward Morgan Hughes

Number    Private 131

Battalion      8th Battalion  

Place of Birth  Dumbalk

Next of Kin   His father, Edward Morgan Hughes of Dumbalk

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 7/2/1917

Physical details on enlistment Age 21 years 5 months. 5’5”, 9 stone 6 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Farmer

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 9/10/1918

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried where he fell and his rifle placed over his grave for a cross. His remains were later transferred to Rosieres Communal Cemetery south east of Corbie

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

His family was from the Dumbalk area

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • He is on Dumbalk East School Hon Roll
  • 7/2/16 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 27/5/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius
  • 15/9/16 He transferred to the 8th Battalion
  • 2/10/16 He joined the 8th Battalion in the field
  • 14/4/17 he was wounded in action
  • Edward was hospitalized a number of times for trench feet. He was killed in action on the 9th of August 1918,
  • Sergeant Taylor (6353) of Wannon, farmer of Coleraine stated that a shell burst nearby and shrapnel killed him instantly. He was buried where he fell and his rifle placed over his grave for a cross.
  • Letters to his family after the end of the war state that Edward’s body was exhumed and reinterred in Rosieres Communal Cemetery S.E. of Corbie
  • He left his estate to his sister Violet Hughes of Dumbalk

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