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Born in Ballarat, Victoria a School Teacher by occupation, Humphrey Johns Binder was 21 years and single when enlisted on the 25th of September 1917 in the 3rd General (Victorian) Reinforcements, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 51536. His Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS 'Orontes' on the 5th of June 1918. On the 5th of June 1918 appointed V.O. Sergeant R.M.S. 'Orontes'. On the 12th of August 1918 marched into 9th training Battalion Fovant from Australia. On te 12th of August 1918 reverts to ranks and allotted to 39th Battalion and appointed Acting Corporal and on command at school of instruction Candahar Barraks. Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth Influenza. On the 1st of February transferred from divisional wing to the 39th Battalion London and was listed as returned to Australia on the 22nd of September 1919. Disembarked on the 12th of November 1919 and discharged from the 3rd Military District on the 5th of December 1919. Tree No.3520