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William Frederick August HUMRICH

Regimental number3653
Date of birth10 December 1878
Place of birthNorth Ipswich, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEderaway, Gayndah, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emma Humrich, Ederaway, Gayndah, Queensland
Enlistment date12 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 1 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died as a result of suicide - gunshot wound to the head. Born of German parents (Heinrich Hummrich and Louise Schesanski) who emigrated to Australia in 1878. Married Emilie Ernstine Kerlin in 1902 at Ipswich, Queensland and had ten children: Un-named, Louisa Emily, Mary Wilhelmine, Charles Adrolf, Martha Eda, Wilhelmina Bertha, Wilhelm Heinrich Victor, Stanley Roy Herman, Della Dulcie, and Pearl Madge. He shot himself at the family home on the day the youngest child was born.
Date of death20 February 1920 Ideraway nr Gayndah, Queensland
Place of burialGayndah Cemetery, Queensland

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