Hugh joined 13th Army Field Regiment, Royal Aust Artillery, 19 Mar 1941 and embarked for the Middle East on 1 Sept 1941. He embarked for Aust on 20 Mar 1942. He transferred to 1st Commando Training Squadron on 25 Feb 1943 and joined the unit on 15 May 1943. He embarked with the unit for New Guinea aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943 as a Trooper.
Sadly he was Killed in Action, 25 Oct 1943. He is commemorated on Panel 1, LAE MEMORIAL, New Guinea.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45.
Edited by Peter Epps