|Place of birth||London England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Jacob Stoerkel, 4 Hasley Road Silver Street, Edmonton London, England|
|Rank on enlistment||SIG|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, G Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||48th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led several fighting patrols and made important reconnaissances of enemy posts under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and even when severely wounded sent in a report of the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Bar to Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of a 'mopping up' party, when he led his men through a terrific machine gun barrage. After clearing the cellars and horses of the enemy and despatching prisoners to the rear, he was almost cut off, but extricated his party with great dexterity. The thoroughness with which he executed his task in the face of heavy odds was magnificent and his courage a great inspiration to the men under his command.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
|Other details||Medals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|