Henry Walter Seymour DUMBRILL

DUMBRILL, Henry Walter Seymour

Service Number: 1134
Enlisted: 23 October 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Semaphore, South Australia, 2 December 1897
Home Town: Semaphore, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Le Fevers Peninsula Public School, Semaphore, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 August 1916, aged 18 years
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Plot V, Row D, Grave no. 1, Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Themistocles
27 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1134, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Themistocles embarkation_ship_number: A32 public_note: ''
27 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1134, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
23 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, 1134, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1134 awm_unit: 10 Battalion awm_rank: Bugler awm_died_date: 1916-08-23

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Henry Walter Seymour DUMBRILL was born on 2nd December, 1897 in Semaphore, South Australia

His parents were Herbert Seymour DUMBRILL and Emily JEFKINS

He was an engineers apprentice / labourer before he enlisted for WW1 at the age of 16 years and 11 months as a Bugler - he was previously a member of the 77th Battalion Military Cadets and left Australia for Egypt with the  10th Battalion, 1st reinforcements on 7th December 1914  on the HMAT Themistocles-

 He spent two months at Gallipol before being evacuated with influenza and rejoined the battalion in England in February, 1916.  Arriving in France for service on the Western Front in July 1916,

He was Killed in Action at Mouquet Farm, Pozieres on 23rd August, 1916 aged 18 years - he is buried in Courcelette British Cemetery in France & also memorialised at the Australian War Memorial & the Somme Roll of Honour



DUMBRILL - In loving memory of Bugler H W S DUMBRILL, 10th Battalion, Killed in France 23rd August, 1916

"His duty nobly done"

Inserted by his loving friend Millie


The photo on his profile was taken in Australia in 1914 and is a studio portrait from the Australian War Memorial Photo Collection