Herbert Thomas Gubbins DUNN

Regimental number3791
Place of birthPeterborough, South Australia
AddressYaninee via Port Lincoln, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Heinsius, Yaninee via Port Lincoln, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 July 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Henry and Elizabeth Jane DUNN
Discharge date15 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 21 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 November 1916.

Sick to Camp Hospital, Hurdcott, 9 December 1916; transferred to Fovant Military Hospital, 2 January 1917 (mumps); discharged, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 9 February 1917.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 8 August 1917 (syphilis); transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer, 9 August 1917; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 14 August 1917; discharged to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 29 September 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 53 days.

Rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 October 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 13 March 1918.

Admitted to 5th Australian Division Rest Station, 23 March 1918 (debility); transferred to 10th Stationary Hospital, St Omer, 26 March 1918 (not yet diagnosed); to 7tyh Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 31 March 1918 (debility); discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 16 August 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 30 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 7 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left forearm), and admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to Ambulance Train No 22, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 11 September 1918; transferred to England, 13 September 1918, and admitted to War Hospital, Chester, 14 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 24 October 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 7 November 1918.

Transferred to Australian Army Ordnance Corps, 27 November 1918.

Re-transferred to 32nd Bn on marching out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 23 March 1919 (invalid); disembarked Adelaide, 6 May 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 15 June 1919 (termination of period of enlistment).

War service: 2 years 322 days (of which 2 years 230 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death22 October 1933
Age at death41
Place of burialNorth Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNN Herbert Thomas Gubbins