David Henry PROBERT

PROBERT, David Henry

Service Number: 14818
Enlisted: 31 October 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 14th Field Ambulance
Born: Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia , 31 January 1894
Home Town: Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Wickham Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Wickham, New South Wales, Australia, April 1962, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
ANGLICAN 2-121. 34.
Memorials: Wickham "Citizens of Wickham" Volunteers Honour Roll, Wickham Public School Great War Honour Roll, Wickham St James' Anglican Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

31 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 14818, Army Medical Corps (AIF)
14 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 14818, Army Medical Corps (AIF), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '23' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Mashobra embarkation_ship_number: A47 public_note: ''
14 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, 14818, Army Medical Corps (AIF), HMAT Mashobra, Sydney
29 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 14818, 14th Field Ambulance

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Served during The Great War, resting at Sandgate Cemetery.

62 years ago today, on the 23rd April 1962, Lance Corporal David Henry Probert, A.I.F. Headquarters (Australian War Records Section, Reg No-14818), clerk from 81 Albert Street, Wickham, New South Wales, father of four (David, Clive, Lilla & Mrs. C. Lusk), was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 68. ANGLICAN 2-121. 34.

Born at Murrurundi, New South Wales on the 31st January 1894 to David, died 29.11.1932, 15 Veda Street, Hamilton, N.S.W., age 67, buried ANGLICAN 2-121. 32, no headstone plaque, of Crebert Street, Wickham, N.S.W., and 81 Albert Street, Wickham, N.S.W., and Emmaline Laura Probert nee Carter, died 23.1.1951, 15 Veda Street, Hamilton, N.S.W., age 80, mother of 10?, sleeping at ANGLICAN 2-121. 32, no headstone plaque; husband of Margaret Mary Probert nee O'Neil (married 1922, Bathurst, N.S.W., died 21.4.1969, Hamilton, N.S.W., age?, sleeping at CATHOLIC 3- 96. 149), David enlisted on the 31st October 1915 with the Australian Army Medical Corps, August 1916 Reinforcements at Liverpool, N.S.W.

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on the 14th September 1916.

Wounded in action - 1.10.1917 (gassed, slight, remained on duty, private, 14th Australian Field Ambulance), 24.4.1918 (GSW left elbow, slight).

Granted leave to England from 20.12.1917 to 6.1.1918.

Invalided to England 28.4.1918.

Admitted to hospital 29.4.1918 (GSW left elbow, mild, driver attached to the staff of the 14th Australian Field Ambulance).

Furlough from 20.6.1918 to 4.7.1918.

Commenced return to Australia 1.11.1919.

David arrived home on the 15th December 1919, being discharged on the 29th January 1920.

Mr. Probert’s name has been inscribed on the Wickham Superior Public School Roll of Honour, Wickham Municipal District Roll of Honour Board and the Wickham St. James' Anglican Church Honour Roll.

I have placed poppies and a 1914-1918 WAR label at David’s gravesite in remembrance of his service and sacrifice for God, King & Country.

Not officially commemorated.

Younger brother Arthur Clyde (born 19.11.1895, Murrurundi, New South Wales, married loco fireman from 81 Albert Street, Wickham, N.S.W., enlisted 6.6.1917, June 1917 Reinforcements, Reg No-18971, RTA 13.10.1919, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company, died 22.10.1949, age 54, from 40 Henson Avenue, Mayfield East, N.S.W., not officially commemorated,) also served 1st A.I.F.

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

For more detail, see “Forever Remembered “

Lest We Forget.