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Regimental number402
Place of birthKyneton, Victoria
AddressMollison Street, Kyneton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinWm Dettmann, Drayton, South Kyneton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Anzac Cyclists' Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Discharge date31 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined unit at Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli, on arrival from Malta (arrival delayed on account of venereal disease), 21 May 1915.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh, 19 July 1915 (deafness); discharged to duty, 7 August 1915.

Admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 8 November 1915 (scarlet fever); discharged to duty, 18 December 1915; rejoined unmit, Heliopolis, 2 January 1916.

Transferred to Cyclists Corps, 20 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Cyclist Bn, 9 July 1916.

Attached to 1st Division Signal Company, 11 August 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 2 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 17 July 1917.

Rejoined Cyclist Bn from detachment, 3 September 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 23 November 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 9 December 1917.

Detached to Corps Agricultural Office, 30 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Taranto, Italy, 8 October 1918; embarked Suez on board HT 'Port Sydney', 20 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 2 November 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 31 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as DETTMAN.

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