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Henry John MULLER

Regimental number3537
Date of birth31 December 1894
Place of birthSwan Hill, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressYarrawonga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Henry Muller, Farmer, Yarrawonga, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1919
Discharge date11 April 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law (future): 1424 Pte James Robert Glanville WOODS, 39th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Total war service: 1729 days (of which 1498 days were abroad)

War service: allotted to and proceeded to join 8th Bn, Serapeum, Egypt, 21 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 31 March 1916. Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 27 June 1916 (pleurisy); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 29 June 1916; to No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 2 July 1916. Transferred to England, 2 July 1916; admitted to Military Hospital, Nottingham, 3 July 1916. Transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 18 July 1916. Discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 25 July 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1916; rejoined Bn, 17 November 1916.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 23 December 1916 (scabies and pleurisy); transferred to England, 28 December 1916. Transferred to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 5 May 1917 (goitre). Discharged from hospital and granted furlough, 12-28 May 1917, to report to Training Depot, Perham Downs. Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; rejoined Bn, 14 September 1917.

Wounded in action (gas), Belgium, 28 October 1917; remained at duty. Admitted to No. 2 Australian General Hospital, 19 November 1917 (scabies); rejoined Bn, 23 December 1917. On leave, 1-23 March 1918. Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 1 April 1918 (scabies); rejoined Bn, 21 April 1918. Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 3 June 1918 (influenza); rejoined Bn, 20 June 1918.

Marched out to England to commence return to Australia, 5 March 1919. Married Sarah Ann LEE, 18 August 1919. Proceeded on indefinitie leave awaiting family ship, 8 September 1919. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Napier', 21 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 February 1920; discharged, 11 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II as V45015, Sergeant, 15th Australian Employment Company: enlisted, 20 August 1940; discharged, 29 May 1943.
Date of death26 July 1970
Age at death75
Place of burialCremated: Springvale Crematorium, Melbourne, Victoria

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