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Robert George HUMPHREYS

Regimental number591
Place of birthWollongong, New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, Wollongong, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressWoy Woy, St Davids Road, Haberfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, George Bolton Humphreys, Box 13 Vogelfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name1st Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateKilled in Action 16 April 1918
Place of death or woundingStrazeele, Belgium
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialLe Grand Haasard Military Cemetery (Plot 4, row F, Grave No. 5), Morbeccque, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
29
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Laura HUMPHREYS, 'Lavadia', East Parade, Eastwood, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'For great determination and courage during the first three days of Lone Pine, when he commanded his platoon in the captured trenches under heavy bomb and shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2858 Pte Harry Bolton HUMPHREYS, 1st Bn, killed in action, Pozieres, France, 23 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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