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Reuben Lucius Hampton

Name on Board RL Hampton
Name on Service
Reuben Lucius  Hampton
Enlistment Age 22
Occupation Chemist, Leggo's Metallurgical Works, Footscray
Place of Birth South Melbourne, Vic
Next of Kin Robert and Dinah Hampton
Address 110 William St, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 18/08/1914
Service No. 640
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 21/10/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Orvieto A3
Unit on Embarkation 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 7/04/1919
Unit on Death 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Sergeant
Cause of Death Pulmonary Phthisis and Cardiac Incompentence
Place of Wounding/
Military Santorium, Macleod, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery or Memorial Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Additional Information Reuben Hampton sailed on the First Convoy of 38 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 1 November 1914. He was associated with the Junior Templars, Albert Park; the Leopold Football Club; Howe Crescent and Newport Baptist Cricket Clubs and Albert Park Swimming Club. Rueben Hampton was wounded in August 1915 at Gallipoli and evacuated on the Hospital Ship Gascon.  Even though the symptoms of tuberculosis first presented in December 1916, Sergeant Hampton fought at the front until March 1918. He was admitted to hospital in England in June 1918 and returned to Australia in September 1918.  He died at the Military Sanatorium, Macleod, Victoria on 7 April, 1919. An honour board was unveiled at the Newport Dispensary Hall for the Newport Tent I.O.R.  in December 1919.  The honour board, which was made of Australian blackwood, with fiddle-back panels, contained the names of 36 members, nine of whom had sacrificed their lives for their country, of which R Hampton was one.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 25 September 1915, p3 Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 13 December 1919, p2  
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