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Regimental number2015
Place of birthMaryborough, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMaryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr J Volmerhouse, Maryborough, Queensland
Previous military service12 months A.L. Horse in S. Africa
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Johannes and Johanne VOLLMERHOUSE

Military Medal

'During operations near BULLECOURT 3rd to 6th May showed great courage and set a fine example. On night 5th/6th he promptly answered call for volunteers to carry back through heavy shelling a man of18th Battalion who had been found in a shell hole. As our men --- lined --- out to cut in new C.T. on right flank of captured trenches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date16 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czaritza', 16 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 16 January 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, MSBV

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death9 June 1938
Age at death61
Place of burialMaryborough Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, VOLMERHOUSE Otto

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