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Private 131

8th Battalion

Dumbalk, Victoria

His father, Edward Morgan Hughes of Dumbalk, Victoria

Leongatha, Victoria 7/2/1917

Age 21 years 5 months. 5'5", 9 stone 6 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Church of England


He was killed in action on 9/10/1918

Where he fell, rifle placed on his grave for a cross, then moved to Rosieres Communal Cemetery.

His family was from the Dumbalk area

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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HUGHES, Edward Morgan

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