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Sam Herbert HIRST

Regimental number6832
Place of birthRichmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolAshby State School, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nellie Hirst, 334 Albert Road, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Geelong Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name23rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death28.9
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No.14), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: JOSEPH AND HEPHZIBAH Hirst; husband of Nellie HIRST, 334 Albert Road, Albert Park, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother in law: Pte J. W. Bartlett, killed in action Messines, 13th March, 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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