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Herbert Johan Alfred WINKLER

Regimental number488
Date of birth9 July 1890
Place of birthGermantown, Connwarre, Victoria
SchoolGermantown (Grovedale) State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressFreshwater Creek via Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMrs Armstead, Freshwater Creek via Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date11 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Nominal Roll states given names as Herbert Johann.
Discharge date28 July 1916
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 28 May 1915.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli Peninsula, 4 September 1915. Sustained serious leg wounds, 15 September 1915; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing station and transferred to hospital ship. Evacuated to England on board Hospital Ship 'Aquitania'; disembarked England, 28 September 1915, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth. Right leg amputated, 28 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Themistocles', 8 May 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 19 June 1916. Discharged, 28 July 1916. Granted a pension of 3 pounds per fortnight as from 29 July 1916.

Medals: 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death26 March 1963
Age at death72
Place of burialEastern Cemetery, Geelong, Victoria

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