Herbert Mervyn WINNER


WINNER, Herbert Mervyn

Service Numbers: 2013, 2013/A
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Traveller/ Warehouseman
Died: Killed in action, Noreuil, France, 2 April 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2013, 50th Infantry Battalion
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2013, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
2 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2013/A, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Nicholas Egan

Margaret Phillips

Club Historian Gilberton Amateur Swimming Club Inc.

Herbert had previously served in the 80 th Senior Cadets for two years before transferring to the 20 A.S.C. for two years. He enlisted and embarked with his brother Ernest Arthur No. 2012 who was a 23 year old salesman and clerk. His brother rose through the ranks steadily and was appointed 2 nd Lieutenant on 15 May 1918. He served in France and was wounded in action on 18 September 1918, gun shot wound to his left elbow.

Both brothers embarked on the HMAT Seang Bee and embarked at Portsmouth, England where they completed training. The battalion went to the Western Front near Buire France in mid December 1916. Herbert was killed in action near Noreuil. His grave and 81 others were destroyed by shell fire and his name is recorded on a special memorial at Noreuil.

When Herbert’s Will was read he left 400 pounds. - The Journal 8/9/1917 p5