Certificates of employment for Aubrey Lionel Bertram Hampton as an engine fitter for the South Australian Government Railways from 1907 to 1911. They comprise two parts, originally pinned together: a certificate with coat of arms at top, dated 12 July 1911, and a certificate in letter form dated 25 February 1919 indicating that the other certificate is a 'correct copy' of the original.

Aubrey Lionel Bertram Hampton, a 28-year-old fitter and turner, enlisted on 18 August 1914 (service no.18) and was made a sapper in 2 Fld Coy Engrs (2nd Field Company Engineers). He was shipped overseas on the Orvieto in 20 October 1914 (part of the Albany convoy) and served in Gallipoli and the Western Front, becoming a driver in France. He suffered illnesses such as pneumonia and 'debility', and a minor wound, but seems to have escaped major wounds during the war. In 1916 Aubrey's significant act of bravery at Pozieres let to the award of Military and Distinguished Conduct medals. In July 1917 he married Victoria Alexandria Jane Johnstone of Kensington at Southbourne, Dorset, England. Aubrey returned to Australia in October 1918 on 'special leave', and his Victoria later joined him there. He recovered from the effects of the war and went on to work as a fitter at organisations including H.V. McKay and the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. He and Victoria had three daughters before he passed away at home, aged 50 years.

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Single sheet of buff paper, printed letterhead of the South Australian Railways, and typewritten. A letter certifying the employment of Aubrey LB Hampton at the South Australian Railways from 1907 until 1911.

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