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Hamilton Dunbar HERRIOT

Regimental number2044
Place of birthAthelstone, South Australia
OccupationBrush hand
AddressSt Peter's, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kathleen Herriot, Opie Street, Evandale, St Peter's, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date3 January 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2045 Lance Corporal Percy HERRIOTT, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 6 November 1918; 379 Pte Hubert Ronald HERRIOTT, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 February 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, Fromelles, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left arm and elbow); admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 1, 21 July 1916, and admitted to 30th General Hospital, Calais, 21 July 1916; listed as 'seriously ill', 22 July 1916; transferred to England, 30 July 1916, and admitted to East Sussex Hospital, Hastings, 31 July 1916 (gun shot wound: severe; arm amputated); transferred to Pavilion Military Hospital, Brighton, 1 September 1916 (wound severe); to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall (date not recorded); discharged on furlough, 21 December 1916, to return to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 5 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 3 January 1918.

War service: 2 years 84 days (of which 1 year 147 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death11 August 1939
SourcesNAA: B2455, HERRIOT Hamilton Dunbar

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