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Regimental number4821
Date of birth8 September 1897
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolMarist Catholic School, Emu Creek, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDegilbo, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, A. Humphrey, Degilbo, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Cemetery (Plot XII, Row E, Grave No. 4), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Alfred and Sophia Humphreys of 'Buff View', Emu Creek, Degilbo, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 28 March 1916; disembarked Egypt, 5 May 1916, and admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, the same day (mumps); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 11 May 1915; to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, 17 May 1916; to Ras el Tin Convalescent Depot, Alexandria, 24 May 1916; discharged to duty, 5 June 1916.

On strength of Details Camp, 1 July 1916.

Embarked for England, no date stated.

Proceeded overseas to France from 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, England, 16 July 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 5 September 1916; taken on strength of 15th Bn, in the field, 7 September 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 16 September 1916.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 19 February 1917 (trench feet); transferred to 4th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 19 February 1917; to No 7 FAD Rest Station, 25 February 1917; to No 45 Casualty Clearing Station, 27 February 1917; to No 7 Canadian General Hospital, 2 March 1917; to England, 11 March 1917; to Southwark Military Hospital, 13 March 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 26 March 1917; discharged to furlough, 30 April 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 May 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Perham Downs, 11 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 July 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 27 July 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 12 August 1917; rejoined 15th Bn, 14 August 1917.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 18 October 1917 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, 25 October 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 3 November 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 30 December 1917.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUMPHREYS Edward

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