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George Alfred Curnick Hughes was born in Kerang, but on 24th August 1914 he enlisted from Ballarat East. He was 23 years of age, unmarried, and a labourer. He was posted to the 8th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 448. Later he transferred to 59th Infantry Battalion. He was killed in action at Villers-Bretonneux on 25th April 1918, and is buried in the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, France.