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Full Name: Herbert Lester Humm
Rank Last Held: Driver
Forename(s): Herbert Lester
Surname: Humm
War: Korean War, 1950-1953
Serial No.: 817039
Date of Birth: 14 August 1931
Place of Birth: Christchurch, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: Kayforce
Last Unit Served: Royal New Zealand Army Service Corps
Place of Death: Korea
Date of Death: 21 October 1955
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1955
Cause of Death: Accidental death on active service
Cemetery Name: United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea
Memorial Name: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo.
Biographical Notes:
  • Served with Kayforce 1954-55
  • Died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident on 16 October 1955
  • "By the time the company [10 Company, RNZASC] was formally disbanded on 15 May 1956, its total task 'mileage' in Korea had topped the 9.6 million kilometre mark. It had also suffered one further casualty: Driver H.L. Humm died as a result of injuries he sustained in an accident on 16 October 1955." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 358)
Description of Image:
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo (taken in April 1999).
  • Hall of Memories WW2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, looking East (taken in April 1999)
Further References:
  • Ian McGibbon, New Zealand and the Korean War, Volume II: Combat Operations, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1996, pp. 358, 372, 405.
  • New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online. URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
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