Private Cecil Herman

Service number 2910
Birth Date 1900-01
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Surry Hills
Death Date 1917-10-23
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 58th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Cecil Herman (2910, 58th Battalion) was born January 1900 in Surry Hills, Sydney. He was working as a foundry hand when he enlisted in September 1916. Cecil was accidentally wounded on 11 October 1917 by a by a dud German nose-cap which he picked up while salvaging wood. He died of his wounds 12 days later, on 23 October 1917, and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, Etaples, France. He was 17 years 9 months of age at the time of his death. Cecil's brother, Private George William Herman (75875) volunteered for service in March 1917 but was discharged due to defective eyesight.



Date of birth 1900-01
Date of enlistment 11 September 1916
Date of embarkation 03 November 1916
Date wounded 11 October 1917
Date of death 23 October 1917
Date of fate 23 October 1917