Herbert HAMPSON MM

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Railway Cleaner
Enlisted
22-August-1914
Place
Toowoomba
Age
19
Status
Single
Service No
37
Rank
Private
Unit
3rd Field Ambulance Company
Embarked
25-September-1914
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
25 August 1918
Place
Mericourt, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France
Notes

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."

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