Hugh Godfrey DESBOIS

Hugh Godfrey Desbois Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Mackay
Resided
Cunnamulla
Occupation
Machinist
Enlisted
31-May-1916
Place
Brisbane
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
2576
Rank
Private
Unit
15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements
Embarked
19-September-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
Returned to Australia
February 1918
Notes

Hugh Desbois landed at Gallipoli in November 1915 and was evacuated in December. In Egypt in March 1916 he transferred to the newly-raised 47th Battalion and arrived in France in June. He was wounded in action in August and hospitalised in France before being admitted to Chatham Military Hospital. He returned to Australia in February 1918, aged 21.

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