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Herman William HOLZBERGER

Regimental number114
Place of birthSouthwark, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Holzberger, Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row D, Grave No. 13), La Chapelle, d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, ex-H.M.A.T. 'Geelong', 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, Ferry Post, 30 April 1916, of being improperly dressed on guard mounting parade: awarded two extra guards.

Found guilty, 10 May 1916, of having a dirty rifle on guard mounting parade: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, Morbecque, 27 June 1916, of being absent without leave from 1100 hours, 26 June 1916, until 1315 hours, 27 June 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916.

Cabled as 'Wounded and Missing, 19 July 1916', 23 December 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLZBERGER Herman William
Red Cross file 1360703

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