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Ernest Edward STOLZ

Regimental number1091
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressClarence Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sabina Stolz, Clarence Park, South Australia
Enlistment date16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations to the east of YPRES on 15th October, 1917. This man was in charge of a Bearer Squad and in the evening of date mentioned he was called upon to clear a temporary congestion of wounded at a R.A.P.; he at once took his squad forward through a heavy barrage and worked until the post was clear. In doing so he had to pass twice through the barrage. He set a very fine example of pluck and endurance throughout the operations from 12th/20th October, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Frederick Carl STOLZ, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 21 March 1919; 1181 Pte George Alexander STOLZ, 1st Stationary Hospital, killed in action, Gallipoli, 3 December 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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