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Henry Edward HEMBROW

Regimental number274
Date of birth11 August 1894
Place of birthVictoria Estate, Herbert River, Queensland
SchoolVictoria Estate State School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLocomotive driver
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Edwin Hembrow, Victoria Estate, Herbert River, Queensland
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 11, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularKilled by a bomb dropped from a German aeroplane.
FateDied of wounds 30 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death23
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row B, Grave No. 12A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Edwin and Ada Hembrow of Victoria Estate, Herbert River, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousins (distant): 5397 Pte Tom HEMBROW, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919; 5396 Pte Worthy HEMBROW, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 September 1916.
Other details

Enlisted at Townsville, Queensland. Sailed from Melbourne disembarking Plymouth, England on 2 October 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916. Was serving in Belgium when he received a gun shot wound to the left leg. Reported wounded in action 29 September 1917. Admitted to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station Hospital. Died of this wound on 30 September 1917

War Service: England, France, Belgium, Western Front

Personal effects returned to Australia per 'Toromeo'

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