William Hippolyte VOUMARD


VOUMARD, William Hippolyte

Service Number: 7116
Enlisted: 6 November 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Beetaloo, South Australia, Australia, 21 May 1897
Home Town: Mount Hope, Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 April 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Meteren Military Cemetery
Plot IV, Row G, Grave 749, Meteren Military Cemetery, Meteren, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cummins War Memorial, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

6 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7116, 10th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7116, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Wednesday 26 June 1918


Private W. H. Voumard, second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Voumard, Chandada, was killed in action in France on April 24. He was not   21 years old. He enlisted on November 6, 1916, and sailed for England in December, 1916, reaching France in June, 1917. After serving in the trenches for several months, with only a short spell on one occasion with shell shock, and another brief stay in hospital with trench feet, he was granted 14 days' leave in March, and visited England and Scotland. He was of a bright and cheerful disposition, and was a general favorite.



West Coast Sentinel (Streaky Bay, SA: 1912 - 1954) Friday 18 April 1919


"For King and Country."

VOUMARD.— In loving memory of my dear son, Private W. H. Voumard (No. 7116), killed in action in France, April 24th, 1918.

My heart still aches with grief and pain

For my boy who is left in France ;

His comrades are returning,

But gone is he from their branch.


On the honor roll of Australia

Your name is there engraved;

I am proud of you, my hero,

You did not fight in vain.

Oh, could I whisper in your ear

The fighting is at an end—

You helped to win the greatest battle

your forefathers began.

—Inserted by his sorrowing father, H. H. Voumard, Cungena.

VOUMARD.— In loving memory of my dear son, Private W. H. Voumard (No. 7116), killed in action in France on April 24th, 1918.

Take him, oh, beautiful France,

Close to your generous breast;

Keep him, our dear brave boy—

Honored, beloved, and to rest.

Under your glorious flag,

Under your red, white, and blue,

There with your own gallant lads

Bury my dear son, too.

When the flags are o'er the roadways,

And the troops are coming home,

Oh, God, have pity on the watching ones

Whose boys will never return.

—Inserted by his sorrowing mother, C. W. Voumard, Cungena.


VOUMARD.— In loving memory of our dear brother, Private W. H. Voumard, who was killed in action in France, on April 24th, 1918.

He was one of the 10th battalion.

Part of the rank and file,

In defence of our flag and its honor

He gave up his life with a smile.

He fought a great fight in the trenches

In response to our dear nation's call,

And Australia is proud of our hero,

Who gave up his life for us all.

—Inserted by his loving brothers, Ern and Albert.