Hugh Orwin Monteith

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First name: Hugh

Middle name: Orwin

Last name: Monteith

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Hugh Orwin Monteith, survey draughtsman of Marrickville, New South Wales was born in Castlemaine, Victoria and enlisted aged 17 years, 13 Oct. 1915. He embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9 Nov. 1915 and served in Egypt, France and Belgium with the 3rd Battery, 1st Field Artillery Brigade. He was wounded in action 31 July 1917, gassed, 6 Nov. 1917 and wounded in Belgium, 10 Aug. 1917. He returned to Australia 12 Apr. 1919

Ragtime sketches on board our transport / Vasco, 1917
Ragtime sketches captures mateship on route to the Front

Eighty days on the transport ship Suevic afforded caricaturist Louis Vasco plenty of time to observe. These Ragtime Sketches On Board Our Tranport capture the chaps uniquely, and their life at sea on route to England. Read more about Louis Vasco in Stories.
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