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Ferdinand Charles HEBERLE

Date of birth31 August 1884
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPublic servant
Address'Ellanville', 2 Montrose Avenue, Elsternwick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Ethel Heberle, 'St Kevins', Ebden Street, Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion


Unit: 37th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 May 1916

FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He gathered together a number of men and formed a strong point. He worked one of the Lewis guns himself and held on in spite of many casualties and although himself wounded until ordered to withdraw to the new lines. He brought his men back to the billeting area, and only on the following day reported himself wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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