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Born in Ballarat, Albert Ernest Hughes was a single 29 year old miner when he enlisted on the 14th of July. His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on the 24th of November 1915. He was discharged as medically unfit on the 15th of May 1916 due to pleurisy.
Albert enlisted for a second time on the 20th of June 1916 at the age of 30. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on the 3rd of July 1916. He was discharged on the 6th of February 1918 due to lung trouble and varicose veins.
On the 4th of July 1918, at the age of 32, Albert enlisted for a third time. He returned to Australia on the 7th of June 1919 and was discharged as medically unfit on the 17th of April 1920 due to lung trouble.
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