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Richard GERMAN

Regimental number16116
Place of birthHomebush Queensland
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinFather, William German, Sunnyside, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Discharge date28 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 January 1917.

Admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital, 30 January 1917 (mumps); discharged, 8 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 May 1917; taken on strength, 13th Field Company Engineers, in the field, 11 June 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 25 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 16 September 1918.

Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 November 1918 (influenza), and transferred to 41st Stationary Hospital; to Ambulance Train No 11, 7 November 1918, and transferred to No 1 General Hospital, 8 November 1918; discharged to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, 29 November 1918; transferred to Base Depot, Havre, 9 December 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 23 December 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 April 1919; marched in to No 4 Group, Hurdcott, 16 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 19 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 28 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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