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John HUMRICH

Regimental number2328
Date of birth10 December 1889
Place of birthAustinmer, near Bulli, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMiner
AddressHigh Street, Kangaroo Flat, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Adelaide Beatrice Humrich, High Street, Kangaroo Flat, Victoria
Enlistment date15 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Discharge date20 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 20 October 1916; transferred at Sierra Leone, West Africa, to HT 'Willochra', 4 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 December 1916. Marched in to 10th Training Bn, 29 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917; taken on strength, 38th Bn, 12 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917, and admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 7 June 1917; to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 8 June 1917 (gas poison shell); to 3rd Convalescent Depot, Le Treport, 3 July 1917; to 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, 20 July 1917; to 3rd Convalescent Depot, 10 August 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 15 August 1917; rejoined unit at the front, 8 September 1917.

On leave to England, 18 February 1918; rejoined unit, 8 March 1918. Found guilty, 21 March 1918, of while on active service being absent without leave in that he overstayed leave from 12 midnight, 7 March, till 10 am, 8 March 1918: awarded 14 days Field Punishment No. 2; forfeited 4 days pay.

Proceeded to Australian General Base Depot, 17 February 1919; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, England, 1 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karagola', 30 April 1919. Admitted to ship's hospital, 8 June 1919. Disembarked, Melbourne, 12 June 1919. Discharged, 20 July 1919.

Total war service: 1162 days (of which 966 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 July 1973
Age at death83
Place of burialCorowa Cemetery, New South Wales

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