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Herbert William HOMER

Regimental number3509
Place of birthKington, Herefordshire, England
SchoolLady Hawkins, Grammar School, Kington, Herefordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway clerk
AddressBelgrave Road, Indooroopilly, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E S Homer, Belgrave Road, Indooroopilly, Queensland
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

'He enlisted in 7th Field Ambulance and was on Gallipoli where he lost his brother. Afterwards going to France he rose to Staff Sgt. and transferred and took a commission in the 26th Battalion and died from wounds in a London Hospital. Was buried in Brookwood Cemetery.' Details from Mother.

FateDied of wounds 1 June 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row E, Grave No. 8), Surrey, England, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Elizabeth HOMER, Station Road, Indooroopilly, Queensland

Military Medal

'Constant and unfailing devotion to duty as a bearer, Gallipoli Peninsula from 13th September 1915 until evacuation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 15750 Pte Ernest Thomas HOMER, 7th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 13 March 1918; 505 Pte Henry Raymond HOMER, 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, died of disease, 12 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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