Herbert John IRVING

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IRVING, Herbert John

Service Number: 3375
Enlisted: 5 August 1915, Blackboy hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Basingstoke, England , May 1893
Home Town: Albany, Albany, Western Australia
Schooling: Camberley School , Surrey
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 7 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

5 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3375, Blackboy hill, Western Australia
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3375, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3375, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
7 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3375, 11th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3375 Private Herbert John Irving, 11th Battalion, of Kojonup, WA. A farmer prior to enlistment, Pte Irving embarked with the 11th Reinforcements from Fremantle on HMAT Ulysses on 2 November 1915. Later promoted to the rank of sergeant, Irving was killed in action on 7 May 1917 in France, aged 24." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)