Herbert Oliver ELMES

ELMES, Herbert Oliver

Service Number: 1355
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Berwick, Vic., 1873
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Melbourne C of E Grammar School
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action, Flers, France, 5 November 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Berwick Grammar School Honour Avenue Plaque, Berwick War Memorial, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

3 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 1355, 1st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Kyarra embarkation_ship_number: A55 public_note: ''
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 1355, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Hubert Oliver Elmes who was killed in action in France on 5th November 1916 was the son of the late Dr. Thomas Elmes.  He was born in1873 and was at the School in 1889.  On leaving School he went in to business and eventually was sent to Western Australia, and was in the service of the Bank of Australasia at Peak.  He enlisted in Western Australia and was in the fighting on Gallipoli.  He was wounded there and returned to Australia.  Subsequently he re-enlisted and joined the 1st Battalion, and was killed near Flers by rifle fire.  He was buried near Guidecourt.