Attached to the 14th Reinforcements 8th Battalion
Hubert Gordon FOOTE (SN 4489) was born at Geelong but was a 24 year old clerk living in Armstrong Street Ballarat when he enlisted on August 2nd 1915. He was attached to the 14th Reinforcements 8th Battalion and sailed from Melbourne on the Themistocles on January 28th 1916. He reached Suez a month later. In April he was transferred to the 58th Battalion with whom he moved to France. On the night of July 19th, during the battle at Fromelles he was wounded in action, suffering a gunshot wound to the back. He was evacuated and treated at hospitals at Calais and Boulogne before returning to his unit in mid-October. It appears that after the horrors of Fromelles he served through the remainder of the war without injury. He returned to Australia on the Devanha, disembarking at Melbourne on June 23rd 1919, He died in March 1922 at the age of 31.
Service Number = 4489
Date of Death = 22nd March 1922
Rank = Lance Corporate
Unit = 58th Battalion
Age = 31
Location = Ballarat New Cemetery, Church of England F, Row 19 Grave 54