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Sumpton, Henry (1827)

Place of Birth: Moreland, VIC

Age: 21 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 21 December 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1827 view online service record

‘Braemar’, Davies Street
Moreland, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs J Sumpton (mother)
Braemar’, Davies Street
Moreland, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 13 April 1915
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 4th Reinforcements

RTA: Monday, 3 January 1916
Discharged: Monday, 22 May 1916

Teacher at Nott Street School


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted September 9, 2016 1.17 pm 0Likes

    Joined the Education Department in 1910, initially appointed assistant teacher at School No. 2501, Castlemaine North. In 1912, he was transferred to No. 1427, Port Melbourne, and in 1914 to No. 2860, Killawarra and later the same year School 1964 at Brimin . He joined his unit on Gallipoli on 27 May, 1915, but on 5 September, he was evacuated to hospital in Cairo suffering from enteric fever and ultimately returned to Australia in February of the following year and discharged as medically unfit. He resumed with the Education Department, but on 9 September, 1917, he met a painful and tragic fate while boarding at Cardinia, West Gippsland, being burned to death in his room after the house caught fire early on a Sunday morning. Sumpton was 22 years of age when he enlisted, his mother then shown in Moreland, but in Hampton at the time of his death. A brother, Conrad,1728, Private, 8 (later 38th) Infantry enlisted October, 1916 from Hampton, returned May, 1919

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