Herbert DEER


DEER, Herbert

Service Number: 2654
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Balsham, Cambridgeshire, England., 1886
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Balsham, Cambridgeshire, England.
Occupation: Farmer.
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 18 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 7 - 17 - 23 - 25 - 27 - 29 – 31.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Cowell Men from Franklin Harbour WW1 Roll of Honour, Cowell War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Wallaroo Lloyd Memorial 'Welsh' Congregational Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

23 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2654, 50th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Melbourne embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
30 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2654, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Dec 1886   Deer Herbert Linton 3b 513

Enlisted 30 August 1916 6th Regiment, transferred to 50th Battalion 18 March 1917.

He was 30 and the son of James and Susannah Frances Deer, of Frogshall, Balsham, Cambridgeshire.He is remembered on the Balsham War Memorial. He is one of two Australian casualties of the Great War who are commemorated on the Balsham War Memorial and in te Roll of Honour Book which was  created to accompany the memorial. This is displayed inside the church in Balsham.

Balsham is a rural village and civil parish in the county of Cambridgeshire, England, which has much expanded since the 1960s and is now one of several dormitory settlements of Cambridge. The village is south east of the centre of Cambridge beyond the A11 road.