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Robert Mason HUMPHRIS

Regimental number333
Date of birth27 December 1892
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
AddressPark Avenue, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinW.J. Humphris, Park Avenue, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment, Rockhampton.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A15 Star of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollShoeing Smith
Unit from Nominal RollMounted Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Surname incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as HUMPHRIES.
Discharge date26 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3269 Pte Walter James HUMPHRIS, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 May 1917; 1651 Lance Corporal William HUMPHRIS, 52nd Bn, returned to Australia, 31 July 1918; Mathew Redvers George HUMPHRIS, b. 27 February 1900; enlisted Rockhampton, Queensland, 29 January 1942, as Q113935; discharged, 31 March 1944, Private, 13th Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps; Henry Edward HUMPHRIS, b. 3 March 1903; enlisted Brisbane, Queensland, 14 April 1942, as Q141140; discharged, 2 November 1945, Private, 111th General Transport Company; Daughter: Ainslie Priscillar HUMPHRIS, b. 2 January 1922; enlisted Redbank, Queensland, 26 April 1943; discharged, 11 December 1945, Sergeant, Australian Women's Army Service.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 2 September 1915 (bullet wound, right eye); admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 September 1915; tansferred to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 17 September 1915; discharged to duty, 4 November 1915.

Appointed Shoeing Smith, 29 December 1915.

Admited to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 24 June 1916 (abdominal pains: mild); discharged, 18 July 1916; taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 18 July 1916.

Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Romani, 24 July 1916.

Attached with Transport, Kantara, 28 November 1916; rejoined unit, 4 April 1917.

Transferred to Divisional Australian Army Service Corps, 3 August 1917, and taken on strength, AASC Training Depot, Moascar.

Appointed Farrier Corporal, 38th Company AASC.

Joined 96th Company AASC, Australian Mounted divisional train, 13 August 1917.

Marched in to Rest Camp, Port Said, 22 March 1918; returned to duty from Rest Camp, 8 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Darwin', 15 November 1918; disembarked Sydney, 26 December 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 26 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as HUMPHRIES.
Date of death24 July 1954
Age at death61
Place of burialNorth Rockhampton Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUMPHRIS Robert Mason

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