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William Morris Hughes William Morris Hughes i(A62174 works by) (a.k.a. Billy Hughes; W. M. Hughes)
Born: Established: 25 Sep 1862 London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 28 Oct 1952 Lindfield, Chatswood - Gordon - Castlecrag area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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Billy Hughes was a journalist and politician. During World War I, as Australian Prime Minister, he enthusiastically promoted Australian involvement in the war and was one of the leading pro-conscription advocates. He was expelled from the Australian Labor Party in 1916, following the first unsuccessful conscription referendum. He then formed a coalition Nationalist/Liberal unity government, with Liberal leader Joseph Cook serving as his deputy.

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