Rose Hugh James

SURNAME Rose
NAME Hugh James
PLACE-BIRTH Port Douglas, Qld
OCCUPATION Farmer (Farm labourer)
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Brisbane, Qld
DATE-ENLISTMENT 26/10/1916
NEXT-OF-KIN Annie Rose, Waterworks Road, Red Hill, Brisbane (mother)
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Born Port Douglas
REGIMENT-1 31st Battalion AIF
REGIMENT-2 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
DATE-DISCHARGED 29/06/1919
OTHER-INFO German Prisoner of War documents. Awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal.
STORY-OUTLINE Hugh Rose, born in Port Douglas on 28/08/1889, enlisted in Brisbane on 26/10/1916. On 1/08/1917 he was taken on strength with 31st Battalion, and detached to the 8th Light Trench Mortar Battery on 20/09/1917. He was reported missing in action on 26/09/1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele. German Prisoner of War documents give his place of capture variously as Polygon Wood, Menin, and Ypres. He was in a German hospital with wounds to the head (left eye) and shoulder, then a POW in Limburg. He was repatriated to England on 11/01/1919 and discharged in Australia on 29/06/1919
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