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Regimental number2173
Place of birthWarsaw, Poland
Age on arrival in Australia20
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 2.75"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs H Posner, 69 Great Priscott Street, Aldgate, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBrother-in-law, Morris Posner, London, England, stated his place of birth was 'Kola (Russian Poland('.
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration details V.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 4th Bn, Gallipoli, 4 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 5 August 1915, and transferred to Fleetsweeper (colic); disembarked Alexandria, 10 August 1915, and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis; transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, 10 August 1915; to Convalesecent Camp, Zeitoun, 18 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 6 September 1915 (ear trouble); transferred same day to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital; discharged to light duty, 23 September 1915; admitted to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 4 January 1916.

Rejoined 4th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, 16 February 1916.

Admitted to 1st New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 30 March 1916 (heatstroke); discharged to duty, 4 April 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARBERT Gershun

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