William Henry HERRING

HERRING, William Henry

Service Number: 6094
Enlisted: 19 September 1916, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Crystal Brook, SA, 25 September 1881
Home Town: Glencoe West, Wattle Range, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: At home, Glencoe West, SA, 10 November 1946, aged 65 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mount Gambier Lake Terrace Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6094, 27th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, SA
6 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 6094, 27th Infantry Battalion
6 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 6094, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William HERRING and Jane nee HOWEN

Mr. William Henry Herring, who died at his residence, Glencoe West, on Sunday, November 10, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Herring, and he was born at Crystal Brook in September 1881. He was thus 65 years of age.
His wife was Miss Mary Elizabeth O'Connor, of Mount Gambier, and they had a family of six sons, five of whom survive.
They are Claude William, Mount Gambier; Colin, George and John Henry, Glencoe West; and Leslie Ernest, Millicent. The daughters are Irene Mary,  Glencoe West; Hilda Margaret, Mount Gambier; He served as a private for 2 1/2 years with the 27th Battalion in World War I. His remains were interred in the Mount Gambier cemetery on Tuesday, November 12. The Rev. W. J. Chittleborough of Christ Church conducted the service at the grave, and Ern James carried out the funeral arrangements.