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Regimental number750
Place of birthPlympton, South Australia
AddressPlympton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick George Humphrey, Plympton, South Australia
Previous military service3rd Light Horse Regiment
Enlistment date28 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Surname spelt HUMPHERY
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Re-embarked, 23 June 1916; found guilty at sea, 5 July 1916, of (1) being absent without leave, 3 July 1916; (2) drunkenness: forfeited a total of 2 days pay; disembarked Egypt, 9 August 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 10 August 1916; marched out to 1st Light Horse Brigade, 10 August 1916; absorbed into unit, Romani, 15 August 1916.

Transferred to Royal Australian Flying Corps, Kantara, 28 October 1916; attached to 67th Squadron for trade test, 28 October 1916.

Posted to 68th Squadron, Royal Australian Flying Corps and rated Air Mechanic 2nd Class, 28 October 1916.

Taken on strength, 68th Squadron, Royal Australian Flying Corps, 27 November 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 13 January 1917; disembarked Southampton, England, 26 January 1917.

To be Air Mechanic, 1st Class, 1 August 1917.

Sick to Belton Park Hospital, 20 August 1917; rejoined unit, 31 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 September 1917; disembarked, Havre, France, 22 September 1917.

Found guilty, 29 December 1917, of being absent from drill parade, 7 am to 7.30 am, 29 December 1917: forfeited a total of 5 days pay.

Found guilty, 8 April 1918, of being absent without leave from 5 pm, 6 April, to 1.30 pm, 7 April 1918: forfeited a total of 7 days pay.

Found guilty, 3 November 1918, of being absent from 2 pm working parade, 2 November 1918: forfeited a total of 2 days pay.

On leave to United Kingdom, 4 November 1918; rejoined unit, 23 November 1918.

Proceeded to report to Australian Headquarters, London, 17 January 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 1 February 1919 (venereal disease); discharged to Central Training Depot, Parkhouse, 3 February 1919: total period of treatment for venereal disease, 3 days.

Found guilty, Parkhouse, 21 February 1919, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he absented himself from 1.45 pm parade, 20 February 1919, without lawful authority: forfeited a total of 1 days pay.

Taken on strength, 5th Training Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 21 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from England on board HT 'Kaiser-i-Hind', 6 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 14 June 1919; discharged, 13 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 750 Richard HUMPHREY for first period of enlistment
SourcesNAA: B2455, HUMPHREY Richard

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