Service Number: 520
Roll Title: 5 Infantry Battalion
Date of Embarkation: 21st October 1914
Place of Embarkation: Melbourne
Ship Embarked on: HMAT Orvieto A3
Age: 21 years
Born: 29th January 1893, Hawksburn Victoria.
Father: Francis Wellington Were, Martinhurst, Cromwell Road, Hawksburn Victoria.
Mother: Annie Isabella (McVean)
Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Residence: 27 Cromwell Road, Hawksburn, Victoria.
Joined AIF: 17th August 1914
Height: 5 feet, 111/2 inches
Complexion: Dark, Eyes-Hazel, Hair-Black
On the 8th May 1915, Hugh was wounded with a gunshot wound to the chest. After convalescing in hospital, he was transported back to Australia on the hospital ship Euripides.
Hugh returned to Australia on the 29th January 1915 and was discharged on the 17th April 1916.
On the 20th September 1920, Hugh received the Star Medal 1914/1915. He also received the British War Medal on the 8th March 1922 and the Victory Medal on the 22nd May 1922.
In 1920 Hugh married Eva Marion Davies in St Kilda, Victoria. They had two children, Clive Wellington and Margot.
Hugh died on 3rd November 1970 at 69 Humphries Road, Frankston, Victoria and was cremated on the 5th November 1970 at the Springvale Cemetery, Victoria.