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George HUMBERT

Regimental number2434
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPrairie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, George Humbert, Prairie, Victoria
Enlistment date18 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 April 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death33
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Australian War Graves Services (London) wrote to Base Records, Melbourne, 9 April 1920, quoting a letter from Humbert's family: 'About six weeks ago ... I find I have made a mistake. I said the Star of David to be on the headstone, and on Saturday I read in the paper the Star of David belonged to the Jewish Order. As we all belong to the Church of England I would like to cross [sic].'
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3826 Pte Arthur HUMBERT, 21st Bn, killed in action, 27 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 11 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916. Taken on strength, 60th Bn, 8 February 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 11 April 1917 (rheumatism); rejoined unit, 11 December 1917.

Killed in action, 6 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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