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Mervyn James HERBERT

Date of birth15 September 1887
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationArea Officer
AddressCaringa, Brighton, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothy Herbert, Caringa, Brighton, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name10th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Promotions

Major


Unit: 50th Battalion
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Family/military connectionsFather: 5751 Sapper Ralph HERBERT, 2nd Tunnelling Company, returned to Australia, 15 April 1918; Brothers: 216 Driver Clifford HERBERT, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1918; 1352 Pte Henry HERBERT, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, England

Wounded at Gallipoli, 26 and 27 April 1915; invalided to Australia, June 1915. Returned to Egypt as ship's adjutant on the 'Morea'; appointed Musketry Officer, ANZAC Depot, Zeitoun. Rejoined 10th Bn at Lemnos, 26 November 1915; transferred to 50th Bn, and promoted Major, 12 March 1916.

Procceded overseas to France, June 1916, and served at Fleurbaix, Pozieres, Mouquet Farm, and in the Ypres salient, Belgium.

Appointed OC 13th Training Bn, England, 12 November 1916; attached to HQ AIF Depots in England as Permanent President, Courts Martial.

Returned to Australia as OC Troops on the 'Orsova', January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 August 1964

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