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John Humphries

Lance Corporal

2nd Field Ambulance

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Not Assessed
  • Planted By: Miss O. Penhall
  • Plaque: 141

Additional Info

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Biography

John Thomas Humphries, a Labourer from Ballarat, enlisted in the 2nd Field Ambulance on 19 August 1914 at the age of 34. He was married to Mrs S Humphries of 719 Skipton Street, Ballarat, Victoria at the time. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914. On 26 June 1915 he was promoted to Lance Corporal and later to Corporal Cook, provisional. After struggling with several bouts of illness he was invalided to England aboard the 'Aquitanis' on 25 November 1915 with what turned out to be myocarditis. He was discharged as medically unfit on 11 May 1916.
Tree No. 141

Myocarditis (or inflammatory cardiomyopathy) is inflammation of heart muscle.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour