Edmund Herring, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Edmund Herring

Australian Army general during World War II and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Date of Birth: 02-Sep-1892

Place of Birth: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Date of Death: 05-Jan-1982

Profession: judge, military personnel, politician, tennis player

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Edmund Herring

  • Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Francis Herring, (2 September 1892 – 5 January 1982) was a senior Australian Army officer during the Second World War, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • A Rhodes scholar, Herring was at New College, Oxford, when the First World War broke out and served with the Royal Field Artillery on the Macedonian front, for which he was awarded the Military Cross and Distinguished Service Order.
  • After the war he carved out a successful career as a barrister and King's Counsel.
  • He also joined the Australian Army, rising to the rank of colonel by 1939. During the Second World War, Herring commanded the 6th Division Artillery in the Western Desert Campaign and the Battle of Greece.
  • In 1942, as a corps commander, he commanded the land forces in the Kokoda Track campaign.
  • The following year, he directed operations in the Salamaua-Lae campaign and Finisterre Range campaign.
  • Herring left his corps to become the longest-serving Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, serving for three decades.
  • In the latter capacity, he was patron of many charitable organisations.

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