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Charles Franklin FUHRMANN

Regimental number1573
Place of birthDrouin, Victoria
SchoolWesley College
ReligionChurch of England
Address183 Park Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Charles Fuhrmann, Drouin, Victoria
Previous military serviceSgt. 10th Australian Light Horse, Gippsland Reg.
Enlistment date18 September 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 13 August 1918
Place of death or woundingDied of Pneumonia, Jerusalem
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialJerusalem War Cemetery (Row W, Grave No. 66), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Charles and Frederick FUHRMANN, Drouin, Victoria
Family/military connectionsUncles: 4805 Pte Herbert FURHMANN, 16th Bn. killed in action, 8 August 1917; 1759 Pte Victor FUHRMANN, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 January 1916. Brother: 2996 Pte Guido Nelson FUHRMANN, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

To be Lance Corporal, 22 January 1916.

Marched out to Serapeum, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 11 June 1916 (debility).

To be temporary Corporal, 11 October 1916.

To be Corporal, 29 December 1916.

To be temporary Sergeant, 27 April 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 June 1917 (synovitis knee); returned to duty, 21 June 1917.

To be Sergent, 19 July 1917.

Marched out to 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment Cadre, 23 September 1917; taken on strength, 24 September 1917.

Marched out to School of Instruction, 21 October 1917; returned to unit, 31 October 1917.

To hospital, 5 November 1917; admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, 7 November 1917 (diarrhoea).

Marched out to Reinforcements Camp, Moascar, 3 December 1917; marched into Reinforcements Camp, 3 December 1917; rejoined 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 30 December 1917.

Transferred to 10th Light Horse Regiment, 15 January 1918; taken on strength, 16 January 1918.

Admitted to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Station, Jerusalem, 2 August 1918 (debility); transferred to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, Jerusalem, 8 August 1918; listed as dangerously ill, 9 August 1918 (not yet diagnosed).

Died of disease, 13 August 1918 (pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FUHRMANN Charles Franklin

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