Born on 2 November 1897 Coolgardie WA, Presbyterian. Enlisted 19 January 1916 age 18, photograph processing engraver. Nok father, William Rail Chamberlain St, Cottesloe. Embarked at Fremantle 9 August 1916 per A28 Miltiades. Wounded in action in France 8-9 May 1918. RTA January 1919 per Delta. On 9 June 1919 Herbert signed on for further Home Service in the army. Service medals: BWM and VM. Ocean Beach (29th) Troop Boy Scouts Honour Roll.