John David HUME

Year of Birth:  1894

Place of Birth:  Mount Morgan, Queensland

Date of Enlistment: 9 December 1915

Date and Place of Embarkation:  5 June 1916, Sydney, NSW

Ship:  HMAT Borda A30

Rank:  Lance Corporal

Unit(s):  42nd Australian Infantry Battalion

Regimental Number:  802

Died:  1 February 1917


Lance Corporal John David Hume – photo courtesy RSL Virtual War Memorial


John David Mcleich Hume was born 6 November 1894, in Mount Morgan, the eldest of four children of John Hume and his wife Louisa (formerly Barclay). He had two younger sisters, Ivy May (1897) and Amelia Elizabeth (1899) and a younger brother, William Stanley (1901).

On his enlistment John was 22 years 1 month, occupation a Cleaner in the Railways and nominated his father, John Hume, Mt Morgan, as his next of kin. He was 5 feet 11 inches in height; weighed 168 pounds with dark complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He was Presbyterian. John also spent 6 months in Port Curtis Infantry but then  left the district.

He embarked on the HMAT Borda from Sydney on 5 June 1916 and arrived in Southampton England on 23 July 1916.  While in England he was promoted to Lance Corporal and proceeded to France on 26 November 1916. He was wounded in action on 30 January 1917 and transferred to the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.

John David Hume died there of his wounds on 1 February 1917 and is buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France.


HMAT Borda A30 – photo courtesy Australian War Memorial


NAA B 2455


Online Resources

Queensland Birth Death & Marriage Index

NAA: B2455, Hume John David, National Archives of Australia

Australian War Memorial

Photo of J D Hume, RSL Virtual War Memorial

Photograph of HMAT Borda A30, Australian War memorial


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