Photo of William T. Lugg

William T. Lugg


8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Deltoides
  • Planted By: M. Widgery
  • Plaque: 2237

Additional Info

Share Your Story

Do you know more? You can share your personal stories and photos on the ANZAC Centenary website.


Born in Ballarat, William Thomas Lugg was a married 23 year old confectioner at the time of his enlistment on the 13th of March 1916. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on the 28th of July 1916.
On the 17th of September 1917, William was promoted Corporal.
He was wounded in action on the 4th of October 1917 and embarked for England with a mild gunshot wound to his face on the 14th of October. He re-joined his battalion on the 19th of December 1917.
On the 7th of June 1918, William was wounded in action again. On the 15th of June he was admitted to the 15th Casualty Clearing Station, he was invalided to England on the 18th of July 1918 with shell wounds to his abdomen. On the 19th of July 1918, William was admitted to the Royal Victorian Hospital in Netley, England.
He returned to Australia on the 29th of December 1918, and was discharged as medically unfit on the 13th of February 1919 due to the wounds to his abdomen.

Tree No. 2237

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour