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William HUMPHREYS

Regimental number7017
Place of birthCollingwood, Victoria
SchoolState School, Cambridge Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCook
Address14 Sydney Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinSister, Mrs B Fromer, 14 Sydney Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of hernia)
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of injuries 19 March 1917
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialDurrington Cemetery (Grave No. 225), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary HUMPHREYS
Other details

War service: England

Embarked from Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917.

Died of concussion of the brain after being accidentally knocked down by a car at Amesbury on 18 March 1917, about 9 pm. Died in Fargo Military Hospital, 5.25 am, 19 March 1917, without regaining consciousness.

Medal: British War Medal