Name on ROH: H.A. HAMPSON
Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial, Toowoomba Railway Honour Board, Toowoomba Raff St Uniting Church Roll of Honour and Independent Order of Rechabites No 3 Honour Roll.
Herbert Hampson served at Gallipoli from July to December 1915 and arrived in France in April 1916. In Belgium in August 1917 he was wounded in action. Soon after recovering and returning to his unit his brave deeds at Zonnebeke earned him the Military Medal. On 25 August 1918 in France he was killed in action at Mericourt. He was 23.
Military Medal citation: "Near Zonnebeke during the period October 31st to November 4th 1917, Private Hampson was in charge of a squad responsible for evacuating wounded from forward positions to the wagon loading post. The wet and muddy conditions, persistent shelling with explosives and gas, and the long carry made the work physically and mentally trying in the extreme. Private Hampson showed most noteworthy devotion to duty, courage and cheerfulness and fine physical endurance. He volunteered repeatedly to bring in stretcher cases in the night from difficult positions and successfully carried through a number of urgent cases, thereby undoubtedly assisting saving their lives." (Awarded 6 November 1917)