HUMPHRIES, John Francis

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Commemoration
  5. Notes
  6. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
Army
Conflict
Vietnam War

Personal Details

Gender
Male
Date of Birth
22/01/1949
Place of Birth
Canberra ACT
Address (at enlistment)
O'Connor ACT
School(s) Attended
Lyneham High School

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
219117
Final Rank
Private
Final Unit
5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment

Commemoration

Memorial Plaque at Lyneham High School, Goodwin Street, Lyneham

Notes

Humphries served in Vietnam with 1 Australian Reinforcement Unit from 17 September 1969 to 7 October 1969 and then with the 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment from 8 October 1969 to 17 November 1969. According to the Lyneham High School memorial plaque, Humphries was wounded while serving in Vietnam. The Canberra Times reported that it was a serious wound received in fighting in Bien Hoa Province. The AWM reference is to a film of soldiers, including Humphries, giving Christmas messages in 1969.

Sources

John Cope, 'Between the First Forty Lynes: A History of Lyneham High School 1959-1999', Canberra 1999
Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au
AWM Collections Record : F04697
The Canberra Times - 12 November 1969

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Memorial Plaque, Lyneham High School

Memorial Plaque, Lyneham High School

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