Richard Goldsmith HUMMERSTON

HUMMERSTON, Richard Goldsmith

Service Numbers: 1328, W20604
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, 2 years 18th Aust Light Horse
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: 1st (NSW) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 3 September 1895
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1328, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 2 years 18th Aust Light Horse
13 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1328, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Themistocles, Fremantle
13 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1328, 10th Light Horse Regiment
30 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
19 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 1328, 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron , SW to right knee
6 Jun 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 1328, 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron , 5th MD due to wounding.

World War 2 Service

14 Dec 1943: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN W20604, 1st (NSW) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
14 Dec 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN W20604, 1st (NSW) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
5 Nov 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN W20604, 1st (NSW) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From AWM

Pte 1328  Richard Goldsmith Hummerston, 10th Light Horse Regiment from Fremantle, Western Australia. A 22 year old Kimberley rouseabout prior to enlisting on 12 July 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 10th Reinforcements from Fremantle on 13 October 1915 aboard HMAT Themistocles (A32). After arriving in Egypt, he transferred to the 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Section on 23 July 1916 and served in the Middle East until wounded in action on 19 April 1917. Following medical treatment in Cairo, he was returned to Australia arriving on 17 December 1917. Trooper Hummerston was discharged on 6 June 1918 medically unfit for further service. He later served in the Second World War from 14 December 1943 until 5 November 1945 and was a Warrant Officer Class 2 in the 1st Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps. This image is from the collection of 1328 Private Richard Goldsmith Hummerston, 10th Light Horse Regiment and 3rd Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Section.  

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