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Reuben Lucius HAMPTON

Regimental number640
Place of birthAlbert Park, Victoria
SchoolAlbert Park State School. Working Mens College
ReligionChurch of England
Address110 William Street, Newport, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinRobert Hampton, 110 William Street, Newport, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"From the age of 13 years at half pay he served in the 5th Infantry Army Medical Corps. One of the best athletes in Victoria. Played with the Howe Crescent Presbyterian Church also the best alround footballer. Good runner and swimmer. One of the best shots in the A.I.F. Won medal in England when convalescing." Details from Mother.
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Reubin Lucins
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 April 1919
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot Z, Grave No. 287A), Carlton, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: R. and Dinah HAMPTON. Native of South Melbourne. R.T.A. 04/09/1918 invalid
Family/military connectionsCousin; Jack Thurrock MM. Horace Armstrong promoted on the field for Bravery at Rabaul.

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