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Sydney Ferdinand HIRSCHAUSEN

Regimental number4800
Place of birthBroken Hill New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressChappell Street, off Chloride Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E M Hirschausen, 43 Wright Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date12 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 26 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Name spelt Sidney Ferdnand
Medals

Military Medal

'Private HIRSCHAUSEN has been through a number of stunts, and has always shown great courage and devotion to duty. On 3rd October, 1918, at GRANDCOURT, east of AMIENS, this man was detailed to take despatches in company with Private [6149 R.] ROBERTS, to all companies during the battle. These two men had to pass through heavy shell fire and intense machine gun and rifle fire. They were once partially buried by a 5.9" shell, but nothing daunted, they carried out their perilous duties and set a fine example of courage, determination, and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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