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Regimental number111
Date of birth26 May 1891
Place of birthKogarah, New South Wales
True NameLUDOLFF, Hugo
ReligionChurch of England
Address9 Park Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height6' 0"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Cook, same address
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date13 July 1919
Other details

Originally enlisted in 1915 under the name Albert NEIL.

Tried by District Court Martial, Langwarrin, Victoria, 23 October 1915, on charge of breaking out of camp, 18 October 1915; found guilty, sentenced to 90 days' imprisonment and to be discharged from His Majesty's Service with ignominy.

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 9 June 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 July 1916; taken on strength, 13th Training Bn, Larkhill, 9 September 1916.

Found guilty, 18 August 1916, of being absent from 2 pm parade, 8 August 1916, until 6.30 pm, 9 August 1916: awarded 3 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Marched in to Codford Hospital, 5 November 1916; marched in to 13th Training Bn from 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 15 November 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 11 days.

Found guilty, 3 November 1916, of overstaying leave from 2000, 9 October, until appreghended by Police in London, 4 pm, 27 October 1916: awarded 19 days' detention; total forfeiture of pay: 38 days.

Found guilty of being absent without leave from 11 December to 3.30 pm, 9 January 1917: awarded 28 days' detention and forfeiture of 2 days' pay awaiting trial; total forfeiture: 60 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 February 1917; taken on strength, 47th Bn, in the field, 18 February 1917.

Reported missing in action, believed wounded, 11 April 1917; subsequently reported as prisoner of war, Germany.

Arrived England from Germany, 2 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nevasa', 5 March 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, 6 March 1919 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); discharged from ship's hospital, 14 April 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 40 days; disembarked Adelaide, 18 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 13 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LEAHY Bert

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