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Thomas Herbert HUMPHREYS

Regimental number2894
Place of birthLaunceston Tas
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Address191 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Humphries, 191 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations before MESSINES on 7th/8th June 1917, this N.C.O. acted as linesman to Battery Forward Observing Officer and under heavy shell fire showed great pluck and determination in maintaining his lines to Battery position. He set a very fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 January 1975
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery

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