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Herbert Henry KURTZ

Regimental number143
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTraveller
Address196 Queen Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.4
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinCaroline J Kurtz, c/o Gregory Coy, Builders, Dubbo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1920
Discharge date6 June 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Meditrranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 9 August 1915 (gun shot wound, right leg; dysentery), and admitted to Casualty Clearing Station; embarked Mudros for England, 14 August 1915; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 23 August 1915; taken on strength, No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 January 1916.

Taken on strength, Army Pay Corps, London, 29 August 1916.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 November 1916.

Granted 75 days' leave with pay in England, 13 November 1918-28 January 1919, in lieu of return to Australia.

Eligible for an additional 15 days' leave, 30 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 12 March 1920; disembarked Sydney, 6 May 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 6 June 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, KURTZ Herbert Henry

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