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Alvin Wilfred McHugh

3-Alvin Wilfred McHugh was born on 3 Mar 1897 in Ulverstone, Tasmania, died on 4 Sep 1916 in World War 1 at Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France at age 19, and was buried in Villers-Bretonneux, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.

Alvin McHugh

The North Western Advocate  6 Oct 1916

Private Alwyn McHugh, of Devonport, whose death in action in France was announced in the 'Advocate' yesterday exhibited the truly patriotic spirit. As soon as he passed through the Senior Cadets into the Militia, he enlisted for active service, and sailed with the 7th reinforcements in October last; after a few months in Egypt he landed in France in June, where he has made the supreme sacrifice. His elder brother, Andrew, was a member of the first contingent, and served in Gallipoli, being invalided to England, where he was seen by Sir John McCall Agent-General, who advised his parents of his condition. He had been in France for some months and according to the last letters received, the brothers had not had the opportunity to meet each other.

 

Regimental number:    2488
Place of birth:   Ulverstone, Tasmania
School:   Ulverstone State School, Tasmania
Religion:   Baptist
Occupation:   Driver
Address:   Devonport, Tasmania
Marital status:   Single
Age at embarkation:   18
Next of kin:   Mother, Mrs Eliz Mary McHugh, Devonport, Tasmania
Previous military service:   Served in the Cadets
Enlistment date:   8 July 1915
Rank on enlistment:   Private
Unit name   12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number:   23/29/2
Embarkation details:   Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Fate:   Killed in Action 03-4 September 1916
Place of death or wounding:   Mouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death:   19.6
Age at death from cemetery records:   19
Place of burial:   No known grave
Commemoration details:   Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
 Australian War Memorial:   155
Miscellaneous information from cemetery records:   Parents: John and Elizabeth MCHUGH, 86 Wellington Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connections:   PTE, AJ McHugh, BR