Private Victor Leo Hepworth

Service number 3411
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Death Date 1917-10-18
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 50th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Victor Leo Hepworth (3411, 50th Battalion) was born in Adelaide, SA. He was working as a labourer when he enlisted in January 1917. Victor was killed in action on Broodseinde Ridge on 18 October 1917, just two and a half weeks after joining his unit. He was 17 years of age. Victor is buried in the Cement House Cemetery, Belgium. Victor’s brother, Private Frank Edward Hepworth, served in the 10th Battalion, AIF.



Date of enlistment 27 December 1916
Date of embarkation 10 February 1917
Date of death 18 October 1917
Date of fate 18 October 1917