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Arthur Otta TIEDEMAN

Regimental number3693
Place of birthWest Maitland, New South Wales
SchoolWetherill Park Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs E Rothwell, 103 Regent Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records17
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
171
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Sister: Mrs E. ROTHWELL, 103 Regent Street, Newtown, New South Wales. Native of West Maitland, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 12 February 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 4 March 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, and taken on strength, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Transferred to 15th Brigade, 18 May 1916, and taken on strength, 60th Bn, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TIEDEMAN Arthur Otta

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