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Andreas VOITKUN

Regimental number2134
Date of birth29 September 1885
Place of birthRiga, Latvia (Russia)
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.75"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Voitkun, Agnes Street, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military serviceCompulsory military service, Imperial Russian Army
Enlistment date4 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Promotions

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Medals

Discharge date12 June 1919
Family/military connectionsSon-in-Law (future): 39397 Gunner Robert James Sabiston BRYCE, discharged (London), 16 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, Fleurbaix, Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, right leg, left wrist and arm); taken prisoner of war; interned in Ohrdruf Camp, Thuringia, where he served as interpreter to the camp doctor.

Repatriated from Germany; disembarked Hull, England, 9 January 1919.

Granted leave, 18 January 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from leave, 15 February 1919.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 28 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 12 June 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 342 days (of which 3 years 81 days were abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 May 1971
Age at death85
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, VOITKUN Andreas
Red Cross File No 2820611

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