No.3459 Hugh Collins McNulty
Hugh was born in 1879 at Port Melbourne, Victoria. He and his father, William McNulty, lived at Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria at the time of his enlistment. His mother was Lydia Salmon. His father passed away and his brother-in-law, George Frederick Liddle from Werribee, Victoria was put down as next of kin.
Hugh enlisted into the Army at the age of 35 years 10 months at Melbourne, Victoria on 8 January 1917. His unit was the 9th Reinforcements, 60th Battalion.
He was five feet and two inches tall. Weighed 109 pounds and had a chest measurement of 30/33 inches. His eyes were blue and he had light fair hair. All of this was recorded at the time of his enlistment.
Hugh embarked from Sydney on HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917.
He disembarked at Liverpool on 16 September 1917 and joined the 15 Training Battalion, Codford. The Codford area has had a long history with ANZAC soldiers and during World War 1 large training and transfer camps were established for the tens of thousands of troops waiting to move to France.
Hugh proceeded overseas to France via South Hampton on 18 January 1918 and joined the 60th Battalion AIF.
Hugh returned to Australia aboard HMAT A9 Shropshire, embarking on 1 March 1919. and disembarking on 16 May 1919. He was discharged on 29 June 1919.
Census records 1912-1917 of Corio Werribee Victoria and again from 1919-1949 have him living in Werribee.
Hugh Collins McNulty passed away on 16 February 1953 at Werribee and is buried at the Werribee Cemetery.
In Find a Grave, it gives his name as Charles Hughie McNulty, but when the headstone is viewed, it reads:
- 1914/15 Star
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal