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Richard Knott HUMPHRIS

Regimental number5713
Place of birthBordertown South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation master
AddressPayneham, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs E H Humphris, Croxton House, Harcourt Street, Payneham, South Australia
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Great bravery and devotion to duty by carrying ammunition forward to his post under very heavy fire. (Near Louverval 15 April 1917).'
Recommendation date: 23 April 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 July 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 531 Pte Bryan HUMPHRIS, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 20 July 1916; 5712 Pte Cav HUMPHRIS, 1st Signal Company, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.

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