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HOUSE Herbert

Service number 5493

Herbert returned to Australia on the 13thApril 1919. Discharged on the 5thAugust 1919. Herbert was an Engine Driver living in Beaconsfield after the war. He married Isobel McIntyre.

The Advertiser (30th October 1923)

“Motor Lorry Collides with a Bridge.

Melbourne, October 29th.

At Midnight yesterday a motor lorry collided with a bridge on the main Gippsland Road, opposite Pakenham. As a result two men were taken to the hospital, the injured one- Mr Herbert House (42), married, of Beaconsfield, fractured leg; and Mr Cyril Brimich (25), single of Potter Street, Dandenong, fractured base of skull.”

In 1934 Herbert was hospitalised at the Repatriation Hospital, Caulfield.

The Argus (18th July 1952)

“House – On July 17 at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Herbert, dearly loved husband of Isobel of Woods Street, Beaconsfield and beloved son of the late Alfred & Margaret House of Tatura (no flowers by request).”

Died on the 17th July 1952 at Heidelberg, Victoria.

Cremated on the 18th July 1952 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Name HOUSE, Herbert
Service Number 5493
Rank Sapper
Roll 6 Field Company Engineers 1-5 Reinforcements (November 1915-March 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 17thDecember 1915
City Sydney
Ship HMAT Berrima A35
Age 34 years
Birth Place 1881, Qltatura (Tatura), Victoria
Father Alfred House, “Somerset”, Euroa, Victoria
Mother Margaret (Carroll) House
Religion Church of England
Occupation Engineer (Engine driver)
Residence Euroa, Victoria
Enlisted 17thAugust 1915
Height 6 feet, 1¾ inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown