Regimental number5396
Place of birthWallumbilla, Queensland
AddressCrown Street, The Range, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Wilson, Crown Street, The Range, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date16 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 September 1916
Discharge date25 October 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5397 Pte Tom HEMBROW, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919; cousin (distant): 274 Pte Henry Edward HEMBROW, 11th Machine Gun Bn, died of wounds, 30 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Contracted cerebro-meningitis on the ship from Australia; admitted to hospital, Suez, and listed as 'dangerously ill'. Commenced return to Australia, 2 September 1916; discharged, 25 October 1916.

Medal: British War Medal