Herbert John Ecclestone HUME

HUME, Herbert John Ecclestone

Service Number: 4822
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Kyneton, Victoria, June 1891
Home Town: Kyneton, Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Kyneton, Victoria, 2 June 1957
Cemetery: Kyneton Cemetery, Victoria
Memorials: Kyneton Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4822, Melbourne, Victoria
7 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4822, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4822, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
23 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 4822, 5th Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4822 Private Herbert John Eccleston Hume, 6th Battalion. A farmer from Kyneton, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Hume embarked with the 15th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire on 7 March 1916. Later transferring to the 5th Pioneer Battalion, he was promoted to Lance Corporal and returned to Australia on 8 May 1919..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

Biography contributed by Peter Sunners

Kyneton Cemetery Headstone

LANCE CORPORAL HJE HUME
5 PIONEER BATALION
2 JUNE 1957 66YRS.
AND
ALSO HIS WIFE
HILDA PEARL
Died 14/9/1971 Aged 82