Private Roderick Hugh Humphris

Service number 1140
Birth Date 1900-04-25
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Broken Hill
Death Date 1917-05-13
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Roderick Hugh Humphris (1140, 53rd Battalion) was born at Broken Hill, NSW on 25 April 1900. He was working as a mine clipper when he enlisted in December 1915. Roderick was killed in action on 13 May 1917 during the second battle of Bullecourt. Roderick is commemorated at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. He was 17 years 1 month of age at the time of his death. Roderick's cousin, Corporal Bryan Humphris (531, 32nd Battalion) was killed in action in July 1916. Another cousin, Private Richard Knott Humphris (5731, 10th Battalion) was awarded a Military Medal.



Date of birth 25 April 1900
Date of enlistment 21 December 1915
Date of embarkation 01 May 1916
Date of death 13 May 1917
Date of fate 13 May 1917