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John Westlake Humphreys was born at Ballarat. His job was as a Postal Employee. He was a single lad and at age 19 enlisted from Ararat, Victoria. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914. He was appointed Driver on 13/1/15 then promoted to Corporal 4/12/15. Soon after that was again promoted to temporary Sergeant in France on 15/5/16. He was admitted to hospital Synovitis of the left knee(Inflammation of joint) 30/9/16.Rejoined his unit in the field 6/10/16. He was awarded the Military Medal 20/11/17. John returned to Australia 20th October 1918. Tree No. 161.