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Rudolph GIESSLER

Regimental number3757
Place of birthMooroopna Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Address50 Brighton Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Giesler, Mooroopna, Victoria
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. led his platoon with great dash and skill during the operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4/5th October, 1917. He did excellent work throughout the attack, keeping his men well together, and on arriving at his objective he showed great skill in the selection of his position and concealment of his platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Bar to Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 27 Driver Frederick Jacob GIESSLER, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded on Embarkation and Nominal Rolls as GIESLER.

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