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Clarence Melvin HUMPHRYS

Regimental number2023
Place of birthRedruth, Burra, South Australia
SchoolHanson Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressHanson, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr Elijah Thorn Humphrys, Hanson, South Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingWarneton near Messines, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBoisguillaume Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 26B), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Hanson Public School Roll of Honor ('For King and Empire'). Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Elijah and Mary HUMPHRYS, Maythorn, Hanson, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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