Hugh Howie

First Name: 
Hugh
Last Name: 
Howie
Mother's Name: 
Mary Howie
Father's Name: 
Adam Howie
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, April 17, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
53rd Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, January 29, 1934
Place of Death: 
Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, N.S.W.
Details: 

Hugh Howie (Service No 2683) was born in Troon, Scotland around 1881 and arrived in Wollongong, N.S.W., around 1913.

At enlistment in Port Kembla, N.S.W., he was single, 35 years old and worked as a labourer with the Electrolytic Works at Port Kembla.

Hugh embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic, with the 53rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement, on 7th October 1916. He arrived in England on 21st November 1916, and joined the 53rd Battalion, B Company, in France, on 8th February 1917. Hugh was wounded in action on 8th May 1917, and treated in hospital for the effects of a gas attack. He returned to duty on 21st August 1917. Hugh was wounded a second time, in Belgium, on 26th September 1917, and admitted to hospital for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his right shoulder from a bomb attack. He returned to duty on 28th January 1918.

Hugh returned to Australia in July 1919, and was discharged on 23rd September 1919. He returned to his job in Port Kembla, N.S.W., and stayed there until he died in 1934. 

He is commemorated for his service on the Port Kembla War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HOWIE H 2683

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