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Moritz Wilfred HEUZENROEDER

Regimental number4299
Place of birthMurray Bridge, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressBroken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.25"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Henzenroeder, William Street, North Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 82nd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; subsequently resided in exempt area under Compulsory Military Service scheme. Previously rejected for enlistment on account of 'cardiac slight'.
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBroken Hill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations of this Battalion near BELLICOURT between the 29th September/1st October 1918 Tem/Corporal HEUZENROEDER displayed much gallantry, skill and initiative. On the morning of 30th September when the Battalion was attacking he was acting as Platoon Commander, his Officer having been wounded earlier in the operations. Lance Corporal HEUZENROEDER by his fine example and qualities of leadership at once secured the confidence of the whole of the platoon. He rallied his men and while accomplishing the difficult task of retaining connection with units on the flanks got the platoon well forward and took up a splendid position at the objective. His promptness and skill in so doing contributed subsequently saved many casualties; the work of Lance Corporal HEUZENROEDER was so good that his Company Commander retained his services in charge of the platoon although there was a senior N.C.O. available.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Discharge date25 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2678 Pte Gerhard Leopold HEUZENROEDER, 10th Bn, killed in action, 23 July 1916; 2677 Pte Herbert Hugo HEUZENROEDER, 10th Bn, killed in action, 22 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 May 1986
Age at death91
Place of burialBerri Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEUZENROEDER Moritz Wilfred

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