Herbert Selmar CONRAD


CONRAD, Herbert Selmar

Service Numbers: 407, 1437
Enlisted: 26 October 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 21 February 1883
Home Town: St Peters, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Grote Street State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 2 May 1915, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
Quinn's Post Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, St Peters All Souls Anglican Church Honour Board WW1, St Peters Heroes War Memorial
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Trooper, SN 407, 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
1 Aug 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 407, 5th Imperial Bushmen

World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1437, 16th Infantry Battalion, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1437, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1437, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
2 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 1437, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Born in 1883, Herbert Selmar Conrad was the oldest son of Albert and Elizabeth (nee Berry) Conrad. He served with the South Australian Contingent in the Boer War, and with the 16th Battalion in the First World War. He was killed during a battle at Quinn's Post on 2 May 1915.


An official notification has been received that Lce.- Cpl. Herbert S. Conrad, of the 16th Battalion, previously reported as missing, was killed in action at Quinn's Post on May 2, 1915 He was the eldest son of the late Mr. S. and Mrs. E. Conrad, of Second avenue, St. Peters, and served 18 months in the Boer war. Pte. Norman K. Conrad has been seriously wounded in France, and two other brothers are also at the front." - from the Adelaide Register 20 May 1916 (nla.gov.au)