Andrew Victor HONMAN

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HONMAN, Andrew Victor

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 20 August 1914
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 9th Field Ambulance
Born: Williamstown, Vic., 26 February 1891
Home Town: East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar School; Melbourne Univeristy
Occupation: Medical Practitioner
Died: Died of wounds (gas), France, 20 May 1917, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
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Memorials: Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 2nd Field Ambulance
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Captain, 2nd Field Ambulance
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Captain, 2nd Field Ambulance, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
20 May 1917: Involvement Major, 9th Field Ambulance

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

ANDREW VI CTOR HONMAN who was killed in action in France on 20th May 1917 was the son of Dr. A. Honman. He was born in 1891 and was at the School from 1903 to 1907, when he matriculated and went to the Melbourne University. He took second class honors in Medicine and Obstetrics, and graduated M.B. and Ch.B. in 1913.

He was practising in Melbourne when war broke out and enlisted in the A.A.M.C. as Captain. He landed on Gallipoli on 25th April 1915, and later was invalided from Gallipoli to Lemnos, then to England and then returned to Egypt. After several months there with the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital he was on 8th June 1916 appointed Temporary Major with 14th Field Ambulance, and was Mentioned in Sir Charles viunro's Despatches of 12th July 1916.

He was transferred to 9th Field Ambulance on 13th October and was promoted to Major on 14th November 1916. After going to France he was on 18th May 1917 appointed R.M.O. to 37th Battalion, which position he was holding when he was killed in the fighting at Bullecourt.

News has reached Colonel A. Honman, commanding the base hospital, St. Kilda road, that his son, Major A. V. Honman, Australian Army Medical Corps, has been killed while on service in France. The deceased officer left Australia with the 2nd Field Ambulance, and served right through the Gallipoli campaign. He was promoted major a few months ago and attached to the 9th Field Ambulance. Prior to enlisting be was a resident medical officer at Melbourne Hospital.

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