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Frederick Joseph Humphrey
Personal Information
Date of Birth 8 Mar 1896
Place of Birth Victoria
Death 14 Jul 1959, aged 66
Place of Death Kewdale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 45 years, 6 months
Description 5'4" (1.63m) tall ; ; medium complexion ; grey eyes ; brown hair
Occupation Axeman
Religion Church of England
Address Kelmscott, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Elizabeth Croft Humphrey
Military Information
Reg Number W27786
Date of Enlistment 1 Oct 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 5th Ordnance Vehicle park
Post War Details

Pre War

War Service

Mobilised in the Citizen's Military Forces at Claremont on 4 Sep 1941 and on 1 Oct 1941 taken on strength by the 10th Garrison Battalion on Rottnest. Transferred to the 5th Garrison Battalion on 26 Mar 1942 at Swanbourne. Between 29 Apr and 30 May 1942 he attended a Cooking School, assessed as having fair ability. Granted Special Leave from 26 Oct until 7 Dec 1942, returning to the 5th Garrison Battalion on 4 Dec 1942.

On 28 Jul 1943 Fred was transferred to the Australian Army Catering Corps, but remained with the 10th garrison Battalion until 23 Oct 1943 when he was detached to the 10th Light Horse Regiment at Melville. He returned to his normal unit on 9 Nov 1943. On 28 Jan 1944 he transferred to the 29th Garrison Battalion until 17 Apr 1944 after which he was posted to the 382 Pool. On 4 may 1944 he was tansferrred to the 5th

Discharged 17 Jan 1946

Post War


Military date of birth may be wrong. Age at time of discharge was 53 years, 6 months. Real dob likely to be 8 Mar 1893.

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