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Private Hugh Joseph Bottle

Service No.:
2575
Unit:
21st Battalion
Tree No.:
S024
Planted by:
C E Hosken
Image of plaque on tree S024 for Hugh Joseph Bottle
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Hugh Joseph Bottle was born at Bacchus Marsh, VIC, in 1891, to Henry Joseph Bottle and Susan Love. Hugh had a cousin, Bernard Love, who is also remembered in the Avenue.

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KIA

His service records state he was working as an engine driver(1) when he enlisted in the AIF, on the 10th of July 1915, at the age of nearly 24. In October he embarked aboard the RMS Moldavia with the 21st Battalion, 6th Reinforcements.

In January 1916, in Egypt, he probably joined the 21st Battalion after their evacuation from Gallipoli. In May, Hugh was in France and would have been involved in the battles of Pozieres and Mouquet Farm. Hugh was killed in action on the 21st of November 1916.

His original grave was found about a mile south of Ligny-Thilloy and he was reinterred at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France - Plot 28, Row D, Grave 19.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.

Notes

  1. He had been in the employ of the Bacchus Marsh Concentrated Milk Company for some years.
    - The Bacchus Marsh Express 23 Dec 1916

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